The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has selected six states (CT, DE, IL, MD, NY, and UT) to participate in its State Medicaid Policy Institute on Family Caregiving. State teams will work with state leaders, NASHP staff, and experts to develop and strengthen policies and strategies that support family caregivers, with a particular focus on home- and community-based approaches for older adults.
The institute’s focus will include peer-to-peer state learning, technical assistance, promising practices, and an award of $40,000. The initiative, supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation along with RRF Foundation for Aging and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr Foundation, will contribute to a national discussion on family caregiving fostered by the RAISE Act, a federal initiative led by the US Administration on Community Living to develop the first national strategy on family caregiving.
The institute will also contribute to the development of a state policy roadmap to better support family caregivers.