GROWING YOUR CAREGIVING COALITION:
WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU’VE PLANTED THE SEED
The National Alliance for Caregiving is pleased to release the second volume in its coalition guidebook series, Growing Your Coalition: What to Do After You’ve Planted the Seed. The guidebook aims to support over 90 state and local caregiving coalitions in the U.S. as they amplify their state and local advocacy efforts.
“National policymakers have been slow to move forward on programs for caregivers, including the stalled reauthorization of the Older Americans Act,” explained Gail Gibson Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving. “This is a moment for state advocates to create better, stronger programs and to build momentum on behalf of the caregivers in their states and localities.”
Growing Your Coalition covers topics including strategic planning, communications, sustainability, advocacy, and evaluation.
NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH: CARE COMES HOME
Spread the word about National Family Caregivers Month with our social media kit, which includes suggested posts and graphics: 2014 Family Caregivers Month Social Media Kit (downloads a MS Word file).
You can also spread the word about these great caregiving resources:
NEW REPORT: CATALYZING TECHNOLOGY TO
SUPPORT FAMILY CAREGIVING
A new report from the National Alliance for Caregiving identifies key steps to better support family caregiving through the use of mobile, online, and in-home technologies. The report, Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving, follows an April 2014 roundtable featuring experts from government, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, caregiving advocates and researchers. The roundtable developed six recommendations, summarized in the report, to inspire and guide the industry.
Gail Gibson Hunt, President and CEO of the Alliance and co-convener of the roundtable, is hopeful that the recommendations will help to spur development of new tools to coordinate care between caregivers, patients, and healthcare providers. “Technology needs to meet caregivers where they are, making their lives easier and their efforts more effective,” Hunt explained. “This report offers a roadmap to develop tools that a caregiver would find helpful in day-to-day life.”
Want to share news of the report? Download suggested social media posts here!