Join Us: Webinar on Family Caregiving in
an Aging America
From Insight to Advocacy: Addressing Family Caregiving as a National Public Health Issue
March 6, 2018 | 2pm EST | Online
The National Alliance for Caregiving recently released a new report, From Insight to Advocacy: Addressing Family Caregiving as a Public Health Issue. On March 6th at 2 p.m., the Alliance will be hosting a special webinar to discuss the report’s contents and hear from the authors, including: Jennifer Wolff, Ph.D., the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Erin D. Bouldin, Ph.D., Appalachian State University; and Richard Schulz, Ph.D., the University of Pittsburgh. Register HERE.
The report describes family caregiving and some of the major caregiving issues affecting public health, including actions that can be taken specifically by state and local coalitions, health systems, and policymakers. The report also cites common data sources, identifies barriers to providing care within the aging network, and offers strategies on what caregiving advocates can do to get engaged. The report is offered as one response to a critical emerging trend: eldercare is projected to be the fastest-growing employment sector within health care. With as many as 44 million people estimated to provide care to an older adult or person with a disability, current research has noted that unpaid family caregiving impacts not just individuals, but family units, communities, states, and the nation. To read the full report, go HERE.