Established in 1996, The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations.
The Alliance was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs, increase public awareness of family caregiving issues, work to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally. Recognizing that family caregivers provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those they care for, the Alliance’s mission is to be the objective national resource on family caregiving with the goal of improving the quality of life for families and care recipients.
Here are just a few of the Alliance’s achievements since 1996:
- The National Caregiver Survey identified the profile of the caregiver, care recipient, and the impact of caregiving
- The Family Care Resource Connection provides reviews and ratings for over 1,000 consumer-oriented caregiver resources such as web sites, videos, books and brochures
- Toward a National Caregiving Agenda: Empowering Family Caregivers in America, a national grassroots caregiving movement focused on advocacy and activism which will organize and mobilize family caregivers around the country
- The Third International Conference on Family Care, October 12-14, 2002, the first international conference on family caregiving held in the US
- MetLife Study of Sons at Work: Balancing Employment and Eldercare (with Towson University) compared caregiving tasks and impact on work attitudes of over 1,300 male and female caregivers at three large US employers