WORKING FAMILY CAREGIVER CHAMPIONS PROGRAM
The National Alliance for Caregiving is pleased to announce mini-grants for U.S. caregiving coalitions to support an event that will raise the visibility of challenges facing family caregivers who are balancing work and care. In partnership with the ReACT Coalition and Pfizer, coalition advocates will lead state house, town hall, or other events with local and state Caregiving Champions.
Support includes: a $1,500 grant for the work; technical assistance from national advocates; use of tools including the ReACT Caregiver Journey Experience map (view here); and recognition of the Caregiver Champion on caregiving.org.
Have questions about the RFP?
- Please join a 30 minute Q&A with NAC’s Director of Communications and Coalitions, Grace Whiting, on Monday, October 27th at 3pm ET.
- You can participate in this call by dialing (866) 642-1665 and entering Participant Passcode: 823865.
Applications are due by midnight, Friday, Oct. 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: FROM PLAN TO PRACTICE - IMPLEMENTING NAPA IN YOUR STATE
Last month, the National Alliance for Caregiving, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging joined together for free webinar on the new white paper, “From Plan to Practice: Implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan in Your State.” National experts and case study author Donna Walberg of ACT on Alzheimer’s (Minnesota) discussed why states should have a plan, how to implement and evaluate plans, and best practices.
The webinar follows the release of a state guidebook on state Alzheimer’s plans in July 2014 and a December 2013 webcast featuring state and federal experts on state plans.
The report outlines recommendations for both new and existing state Alzheimer’s plans; best practices in implementation; and case studies from three states—Indiana, Minnesota and Rhode Island—that have successfully implemented plans. The report follows a half-day webinar conference convened by both organizations late last year that drew over 250 participants from 39 states and the District of Columbia.
The webinar, report, and original conference were made possible through the generous support of Forest Laboratories, Inc., Eli Lilly, Novartis, and the Alliance for Aging Research. For more on State Alzheimer’s plans, please click here.
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.”
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