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6 in 10

Leave direct care yearly

75,000

Largest Sector of Workforce

90%

OF Workforce is women

95,000

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?

Legislators Called Upon to Support Health and Long Term Care Workforce - Learn more.

Check out the latest edition of THE HUB Newsletter - Click here to view the newsletter.

Improving access to quality health care services Click here to view the full article.

Ask Legislature to pass House File 106 - Click here to view the full article.

Lynn Hicks: State must finally act on direct-care 'disaster' Click here to view the full article.

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