Archive for March, 2014

Advocating for Caregiving Conference (Materials)

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This post is brought to you by the National Alliance for Caregiving: Now Available – Slides & Meeting Materials from the 8th Annual National Conference of Caregiving Coalitions  Last week, the National Alliance for Caregiving hosted Advocating for Caregiving: The 8th Annual National Conference of Caregiving Coalitions at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging in San Diego. Nearly 100 caregiving advocates and coalition members attended our meeting to discuss advocacy, new technologies, and communication tools for caregiving coalitions. Many…

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NMDCC Director Selected for Marano Fellowship

The Sector Skills Academy is pleased to announce the selection of 27 workforce development leaders as the ninth class of Marano Fellows. The Academy, operated by the Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative, provides emerging leaders in the sectoral workforce development field with a unique professional development opportunity. Major support for the Academy is provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. This group of fellows represents state and local public agencies, community-based nonprofits, labor-management partnerships, universities, worker centers, WIBs, and community…

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Investing in Quality Jobs and Quality Care

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City joins with workforce development and health care professionals to improve job opportunities for home care workers. Home care aides comprise one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. At two million strong, this workforce is expected to increase by another one million workers over the next decade, reflecting a nearly 49 percent annual growth rate. As the population ages, home care aides are essential to the lives of chronically disabled, impaired and elderly clients….

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