Courtland Townes III is the Deputy Director of the Boston Center for Independent Living where he also managers BCIL’s PCA Program, ensuring that over 1300 consumers of personal care attendant services are able to effectively use the program so that they can maintain their independence. He is a leading voice in Massachusetts’ Statewide Personal Assistance Coalition and the PCA Improvement Work Group, ever seeking ways to make this vital program run more efficiently. Courtland is frequently sought out for his expertise by other advocates and providers. As a person with a disability and fierce advocate for the civil rights of all, Courtland remains committed to the philosophy of Independent Living and the provision of high quality services to the disability community.
The Center for Advancing Racial Equity and Job Quality in Long-Term Care (The Center for Equity) is a national hub for developing innovative workforce policy and fostering narrative change in long-term care (LTC). Our work centers the majority Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) women and immigrant caregiving workforce and confronts the links between systemic racial and gender inequities and poor job quality. We unite diverse stakeholders in service of building the equitable caregiving infrastructure our nation needs.
The Center for Equity is an initiative of the Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP), a national labor/management organization which works with employers, unions and workers to raise standards across the healthcare industry. The initiative is generously funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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