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What We Believe
- Caregiving is a profession deserving of respect and recognition.
- Everyone should be able to access training.
- Training improves the quality of life for caregivers.
- Training promotes improved quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.
- The benefits of training extend to the systems of care.
- Training is one element of a larger, complex system of long-term care.
What We Do
- Building the workforce of highly trained caregivers that Californians can’t live without
- High-quality Training
- Policy and Advocacy
- Community Building
How We Do It
- We champion the underserved, particularly immigrant women of color who comprise the majority of the workforce.
- We welcome all communities, languages, genders, and ages.
- We center our work in race and health equity.
- We design educational offerings that promote
cultural and linguistic competence.
What We Seek
- Boost in confidence, self-efficacy, and job retention. Changes in knowledge and skills, increased self-efficacy, increased confidence, decreased stress and isolation, decreased depression
- Caregiving as a respected and recognized profession. Increased public awareness of the value of training, public policies promote and incentivize career pathways
- Seniors and people with disabilities living longer, healthier, and happier lives. Increased access to health services, decreased isolation, decreased institutionalization, decreased emergency room visits, decreased hospitalizations, decreased fall rates
- Higher standards of care. Caregivers can recognize systems of care and other resources, decreased costs, caregivers seen as invaluable members of the care team, increased diversity in health professions