Press Releases April 11, 2018

EWA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Retooling for An Aging America Report

The National Academies’ report Retooling For An Aging America: Building The Health Care Workforce 10th anniversary launches EWA #TogetherWeCare Campaign


Washington, DC – The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Retooling for An Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), formerly known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

This seminal report led to the establishment of EWA, a coalition of 31 organizations committed to developing practical solutions to strengthen the eldercare workforce and improve the quality of care. To recognize this anniversary over the next year, EWA will lead the #TogetherWeCare-Advancing a Well-Trained Workforce to Care For Us As We Age campaign to examine the progress since the report and share solutions for current and future workforce needs.

“The last decade has seen important strides forward in improving the workforce,” said Amy York, Executive Director of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance. “EWA will collaborate with an outstanding group of member contributors throughout the year to review how innovation solutions have been advanced to care for older Americans since the report was published a decade ago.”

Each month EWA will share blogs, infographics, and other material related to these important topics covered in the report. Visit our newly redesigned website to access the material throughout the year at


The Eldercare Workforce Alliance is comprised of 31 national organizations united in their commitment to address the eldercare workforce shortage in order to ensure that older adults receive quality care in the settings of their choice.

The positions of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance reflect a consensus of 75 percent or more of its members. These statements reflect the consensus of the Alliance and do not necessarily represent the position of individual Alliance member organizations.


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