What is a caregiving coalition?
A caregiving coalition is a community of representatives that has come together to address the needs of family caregivers across the lifespan. These coalitions support family caregivers, both families of origin(s) or families of choice(s), with information and referral services, educational outreach and advocacy. A caregiving coalition presents a united voice working to meet the complex social, medical, physical, financial, spiritual, and emotional needs of family caregivers.
If you are a part of a caregiving coalition and would like to join NAC’s efforts or share information, please contact our Program Manager, Stien Vandierendonck: email@example.com
If you are a professional with an interest in family caregiving issues, please join our Caregiving Coalition Listserve for information on caregiving events, research, public policy, programs and more.
Planting The Seed
Ever wanted to start your own family caregiver coalition? Ever wanted to improve the one you have? Planting the Seed: Establishing and Growing Your Family Caregiving Coalition is now available to help answer your questions.
Produced by NAC, the purpose of this guide is to offer guidance both to individuals and organizations who want to establish a caregiving coalition in their community and to existing coalitions looking for tools to help them maintain, grow and strengthen their coalition.
Volume 1 is now available and covers what you need to know to start a coalition, from the planning steps, to creating a vision statement, mission statement, goals and objectives, and how to operationalize your coalition. Volume 2 will be available this summer and focuses on growing and maintaining your coalition, with topics including: strategic planning, decision making, projects and activities such as advocacy, education/training, research, public awareness, information and referral, and evaluation and sustainability.
To learn more about family caregiving coalitions and connecting with those in your area, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.