The purpose of the Aging Initiative is to:
- develop a statewide plan to build gerontological social work training and education capacity,
- increase the number of students who select to study and practice gerontological social work,
- enhance the diversity of the workforce serving older adults in California, and
- improve client outcomes by creating a work force of well-trained and culturally competent social workers.
The Aging Initiative Committee consists of key stakeholders representing the academic community and providers from the public and private sectors serving older adults and adults with disabilities.