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6 in 10

Leave direct care yearly


Largest Sector of Workforce


OF Workforce is women


Care Workers Needed by 2020

What's So Special 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?

Summit Hosted by Iowa Department of Public Health on Direct Care Workforce Sheds Light on Challenges and Solutions-Learn more

TWO MORE YEARS! - Thanks to Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation and Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, and Iowa Public Health Foundation. Click here to learn more!

Mouth Care Matters Graduates Host Exhibit - Click here to learn more and for photo gallery.

Hawkeye Community College Hosts First Direct Care Mentor Instructor Training - Click here to learn more and see the photo gallery.

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