The Caregiving Champions program seeks to recognize leaders who have raised awareness of the issues facing family caregivers in our society. In general, Champions have incorporated family caregivers into their work on healthcare, healthcare reform, disability, aging, and long-term care issues.
For policymakers, this may include introducing or supporting legislation that would: support long-term services and supports for family caregivers; include caregivers in medical records (including electronic records); or protect appropriations for caregiver support programs. Champions may also give public testimony or speeches on family caregivers. Administrative and executive branch policymakers may provide support through state or federal programs on caregiving (such as a regulation to include caregivers in the new models of care delivery).
In Their Words – Caregiver Perspectives
Champions are nominated by caregiving advocates and members of the National Network of Coalitions. Nominations are reviewed on a rolling basis, by an independent review committee at the National Alliance for Caregiving. To nominate a Champion, please reach out to Michael Reese Wittke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Sponsoring Partners
Please note that as a 501(c)(3) organization, all corporate gifts must align with the Alliance’s mission to support family caregivers and the professionals who serve them. With respect to the Caregiving Champions program, the Alliance staff selects Champions, independent of sponsor input, and maintains relationships directly with each Champions office. For questions about this policy, please contact the Alliance at 301-718-8444.