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6 in 10

Leave direct care yearly


Largest Sector of Workforce


OF Workforce is women


Care Workers Needed by 2020

About Iowa CareGivers

Iowa CareGivers, founded in 1992 by a former nursing assistant, exists to ensure that all Iowans receive good care and support when and where they need it. It does that by serving the needs of those, who outside of family caregivers, provide most of that care and support...the direct care workforce.

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What's so special?

What’s So Special About Those in Direct Care?

“They’re like family members.”  — Michael Westaby, Individual Served

“They’re unsung heroes of the medical field…Without them, I wouldn’t probably be where I’m at.” –Bruce Hamilton, Individual Served

What’s So Special about Our Programs? 

Iowa CareGivers Programs prepare those in direct care to serve the needs of Iowans by being:  Prepared, Connected, Informed, and Empowered.

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What's New?

Fair Pay and Direct Care Workforce Topics on Iowa Public Radio - Listen here.

Good News: The Iowa Legislature and Governor approved funding to continue to provide the State’s “Prepare to Care” Six-Hour Core Training Free Online Through June 30, 2016 - Learn more.

Click here to check out the July 2015 HUB Newsletter!

IA White House Conference on Aging to spark conversation about helping older adults maintain independence - Click here to view the full article.

Successful Financial Training Program Expands To Reach 5,000 Iowa Healthcare Workers In 2015 - Click here to view the full article.

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