Care coordination has emerged as a promising element of successful health care and long-term service delivery models. It unites a team of providers to meet individual needs, improves health care access and outcomes, and synchronizes the variety of long-term services and supports.
Read all of the Care Coordination Issue Brief.
EWA Advocacy Toolkit: The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
EWA created this toolkit to help advocates educate Congress on the need for a healthcare workforce that is trained to care for older adults.
Learn more about the EWA Advocacy Toolkit.
End Of Life Care: Preparing The Eldercare Workforce
To meet the needs of our aging population, the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) advocates for public policies that support programs such as the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).
Learn more about Preparing the Eldercare Workforce.
Supporting the Geriatric Workforce and Older Veterans:
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), has long been a leader in geriatrics and gerontology. The commitment of the VHA to specialize in the care of older veterans has allowed for the development, testing, and training of specialized programs focused on older patients. VA research on older adults is critical to creating better models of care and improving the patient experience in all settings of care. Continued investments in geriatrics and gerontology programs within the VA will support the innovation needed to meet the growing needs of the aging Veteran and U.S. population overall.
Read all of the Veteran Affairs Issue Brief.
Eldercare Workforce Comments to Reform the Medicare Program
A key component of assessing the quality of care received by beneficiaries lies in understanding the health care workforce. High-quality care for older adults, many of whom have multiple complex chronic conditions, requires a health care team with a diverse range of skills for addressing this population’s physical, mental, cognitive, and behavioral needs. The Eldercare Workforce Alliance encourages any quality measure effort to focus on key workforce measures, including recruitment, training, retention, and compensation, as well as ways to evaluate and support participation in interdisciplinary teams.
Read all of Eldercare Workforce Comments.