To better address the needs of family caregivers, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has awarded contracts to National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and ADvancing States. Under the contracts, ADvancing States will conduct listening sessions with state aging and disability officials and NAC will hold a listening session with family caregiver advocates and to collect family caregiver vignettes. These activities will provide important information to the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregiving Advisory Council and support its work in crafting recommendations and building a national strategy to support family caregivers.
This initiative is one 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, the broader community of stakeholders, and the public. 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.