To better address the needs of family caregivers, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has awarded a subcontract to Community Catalyst, in conjunction with LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston and ET Consulting, LLC. The contract will fund these partners to analyze public input from a request for information on family caregiving needs and to conduct listening sessions for the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregiving Advisory Council.
These activities will provide critical information to the council, supporting their work in listening to family caregivers, crafting recommendations and building a national strategy to support family caregivers.
This initiative is an important component of NASHP’s RAISE Act Family Caregiver Resource and Dissemination Center, which is funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation. The center serves as a national focal point for resources, technical assistance, and policy analysis for states and the broader community of stakeholders.
Under the auspices of the Administration for Community Living, the council will provide a framework for how the federal government, states, and communities can better address the needs of family caregivers.