Keeping Our Eyes on the Ball
January 31, 2017
By Amy York, EWA Executive Director
As we jump into 2017, this year is already about big transitions. We have a new President and Congress proposing substantial changes in many policy areas, including a major overhaul of our health care system. Many of our baby boomers are now 70 and will need significant care as we age. Workforce preparation for this care continues in a slow, piecemeal approach. At this point, it would be easy to get distracted.
To ensure we remain focused on workforce and family caregiving policies that advance a meaningful system of care with real choices for older adults and their families, EWA’s 2017 policy agenda will be focused on the following: