International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO)

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IACO representatives meet in Helsinke, Finland

Caregiving is truly an international phenomenon.  No nation is without family caregivers, and the ways in which nations support the needs of caregivers are many. The Alliance is proud to serve as Secretariat for the International Alliance of Carer Organizations, a global coalition incorporated in 2012 which is currently in the process of gaining non-profit recognition. Currently, 14 member nations are represented in the coalition. 

Purpose of IACO 

The organization is building a strong network of carer organizations across nations to share ideas, programs and research that can bring visibility and support to family caregivers around the globe. The mission of the organization is three-fold:

  •  to increase visibility of family caregiving across the lifespan as an international issue;
  • to promote the sharing of best practices in caregiving programs between countries; and
  • to encourage and provide assistance to countries interested in developing family carer organizations.

Learn More

To learn more about IACO, please visit

If you are interested in more information about IACO, please contact Executive Advisor Rick Greene at