The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is hosting a Twitter chat to recognize National Family Caregivers Month. Across the nation, state health programs depend on caregivers who provide critical support to help relatives, friends, and neighbors stay safely in their homes while contributing $470 billion in unpaid health care services each year. Family caregivers reduce the need for home health services and can delay hospitalizations and nursing home care. This Twitter chat will explore how states can provide flexibility, support, and resources to address caregiver needs through effective policy changes.
Please join us at 2 p.m. (ET) Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 to discuss:
- Challenges/barriers that family caregivers face;
- Family caregiving during the pandemic;
- State innovations to support family caregivers;
- How policymakers can improve education, training, and counseling for family caregivers; and
- Opportunities for the RAISE Family Caregiver Center and Council.
How to Participate
- Follow @NASHPhealth on Twitter.
- Join us on November 19 at 2 PM EST and follow the conversation using #RAISEchat.
- Share your thoughts and ideas on policies and support resources.
- Use links to your website, programs, initiatives, and partners in your tweets to promote the good work you, your organization, and/or state are doing!
- Include #RAISEchat in all of your tweets so chat participants can easily follow you and others during this event.
How it Works
- Each question will be numbered Q1, Q2, Q3, etc.
- Start your responses with A1, A2, A3 etc. to correspond with the question.
- You only have 280 characters per tweet but you’re not limited to only one tweet per question. Use A1a, A1b, A1c, etc. to indicate either a multi-part answer or multiple responses to a given question.
- Q1: It’s National Family Caregivers Month. How is your organization better supporting family caregivers, and do you have new resources to share?
- Q2: What are the main challenges family caregivers face when taking care of a relative?
- Q3: Given that the RAISE advisory council will be creating a national strategy for family caregiving, what do you think the strategy should include to help family caregivers address these challenges?
- Q4: What steps can states take to better support family caregivers? Share state examples.
- Q5: How are your organizations supporting family caregivers during the pandemic?
- Q6: What can states do to bring awareness to caregivers’ contributions?
This chat is an excellent opportunity to highlight some of your exciting initiatives, innovations, and resources!