Annual Conference

11th Annual Family Caregiving Conference

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The 2017 conference will examine the future public health implications of family caregiving. We know caregiver stress can lead to serious health problems. As our population rapidly ages, and the number of available family caregivers in younger generations diminishes, the 11th Annual National Conference of Caregiver Advocates explores the question Is Family Caregiving the Next Public Health Crisis? Presentations will feature informed insights from public health experts, diverse perspectives from caregiving innovators, and actionable solutions from engaged advocates.

 

This event builds on work uncovered in the 2016 meeting – The Next 20 Years in Caregiving – which was held in conjunction with the American Society on Aging Meeting on March 21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. After two decades working to improve the lives of America’s family caregivers through research, innovation, and advocacy, the National Alliance for Caregiving looked ahead to the future. This one-day program featured national experts on caregiving as we reflected how far our society has come in supporting family caregivers and what would be in store for caregiving 20 years from now. Over 175 caregiving advocates attended the 2016 program including representatives from the National Network of Caregiving Coalitions, a virtual network of 80+ state and local caregiving coalitions across the U.S.

 

Interested in partnering with the Alliance on our 2017 meeting? Contact the Alliance at (301) 718-8444 or assist@caregiving.org.


Previous Coalition Conferences

2016

In January, the National Alliance for Caregiving celebrated our 20th birthday – two decades of working to improve the lives of America’s family caregivers through research, innovation, and advocacy. As we reflected on how far our society has come in supporting family caregivers, we looked ahead to the future – what’s in store for caregiving 20 years from now?

 

Similar to a patient advocacy meeting, The Next 20 Years in Caregiving conference was hosted at the American Society on Aging Meeting on March 21, 201 in Washington, D.C. The one-day event featured national experts on caregiving, health care reform, health technologies, and aging and disability issues. Over 175 caregiving advocates attended including representatives from the National Network of Caregiving Coalitions, a virtual network of 80+ state and local caregiving coalitions across the U.S.

 

Conference Materials

 

NAC Program Agenda The Next 20 Years in Caregiving

 

NAC Program Speaker Bios The Next 20 Years in Caregiving

 

Caregiving Coalition Honorees

 

Updates from the National Alliance for Caregiving

 

Legislative Overview – Caregiving Bills

 

Legislative Overview – Important Health Care Bills


Presentations

NAC_Next 20 Years in Caregiving_Overview

NAC_Next 20 Years_Business Case for Caregiving_ UnitedHealthcare (James Murphy)

NAC_Next 20 Years_Business Case_DaVincian Healthcare (John Knoebel)

NAC_Next 20 Years_Business Case_CareLinx (Sherwin Sheik)

NAC_Next 20 Years_Diagnosis and Dementia_GSA (Katie Maslow)

NAC_Next 20 Years_Diagnosis and Dementia_Eli Lilly (Dr Kristin Wrobleski)

NAC_Next 20 Years_Diagnosis and Dementia_Mike Splaine

NAC Next 20 Years_Caregiving and Home Care US Dept of VA (Dr Tom Edes)

NAC_Care Out Loud – Start and Sustain Your Caregiving Coalition

 

This program is made possible through the generous support of Allergan, Eli Lilly, UnitedHealthcare, Pfizer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and PWR.

 

2015

IMG_4155The 2015 meeting, From Caring to Caregiver Advocate: The 9th Annual Caregiving Coalition Conference, featured over 100 caregiving advocates and coalition representatives from across the United States and focused on the transition of family caregivers to caregiving advocates. Attendees had several opportunities to connect with other advocates, including a “Table Topics” discussion lunch and Q&A with national experts. Panels included research and analysis on caring for underserved populations, legislative and advocacy work, and how new technologies can support caregivers. We were honored to have Pennsylvania’s Former Secretary of Aging, Brian Duke, as our keynote speaker.

This conference would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors: UnitedHealthcare, Pfizer, Easter Seals and Mass Mutual, Right at Home, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

Meeting Materials

 

2014

Eighth Annual National Conference of Caregiving Coalitions
The annual meeting brought together caregiving coalitions and advocates from across the United States to discuss the latest in caregiving legislation, advocacy, and innovation. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: The Archstone Foundation, Pfizer, and Genentech.
 NAC Coalitions Conference_031214
MEETING MATERIALS

 

2011

Fifth Annual National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions, 2011

The Alliance hosted its Fifth National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions on April 27 at the 2011 American Society on Aging Conference in San Francisco. Over 120 people attended the event this year, and we would like to thank our sponsors for making this conference possible: Pfizer and Sanofi Aventis.

This half-day event discussed the recently released “e-Connected Family Caregiver: Bringing Caregiving into the 21st Century.”

Attendees were able to hear from six experts on topics ranging from the results of the Alliance’s e-Connected Family Caregiver study, federal policy and the Year of the Caregiver to best practices in advocacy, raising awareness, direct service and recognizing family caregivers.

Download presentations from this conference:

  • Tech & Caregiving – Gail Gibson Hunt (PPT)
  • The Year of the Caregiver – Greg Link (PPT)
  • The Year of the Caregiver – Greg Link (PDF Part 1)
  • The Year of the Caregiver – Greg Link (PDF Part 2)
  • Coalition Best Practices: Advocacy: Eldon Wegner (PPT)
  • Coalition Best Practices: Awareness: Brian Duke (PPT)
  • Coalition Best Practices: Direct Service: Carol Degraw (PPT)
  • Coalition Best Practices: Recognition: Sonnie Yudell (PPT)

 

2010

Fourth National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions, 2010

The Alliance hosted its Fourth National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions on March 15, 2010 at the Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Over 150 people attended this event again this year and we would like to thank our sponsors for making this conference possible: Evercare, the Langeloth Foundation and Pfizer.

This half-day event discussed the recently released “Survey of the Economic Downturn and its Impact on Family Caregiving” and “Caregiving in the U.S. 2009”.

U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a leading voice in health care reform and sponsor of the Retooling the Healthcare Workforce for an Aging America Act of 2009 also attended this event to discuss the importance of sustaining advocacy and coalition work during these tough economic times.

Download presentations from this conference:

  • 2009 Caregiving in the U.S. – Gail Hunt (PPT)
  • Economic Downturn and its Impact on Family Caregiving – Sherri Snelling (PPT)
  • Economy and Caregiver Coalitions – Brian Duke (PPT)
  • Advocacy in Action – David Besst (PPT)

 

2009

Third National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions, 2009

The Alliance hosted the Third National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions on March 18, 2009 at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Aging (ASA) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Over 300 participants registered for the event. We would like to thank the Langeloth Foundation, Evercare, Wyeth/Elan Alliance and Intel Corporation for sponsoring the conference.

This half-day event provided an opportunity for participants to learn from coalition leaders about evaluation tools, sustainability, innovative caregiving programs, fundraising, and outreach to caregivers and other organizations. Lynn Friss Feinberg of the Family Caregiver Alliance delivered the keynote on a national perspective on family caregiving in an aging America. Brian Duke from the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging spoke to the Caregiving Coalitions on “What Is Your Ask?” in which he instructed them to always be ready with a unified voice on what it is they want when addressing their Congress people and Senators.

Download the presentations from the conference:

  • Supporting Sustainable Caregiving Coalitions – Donna Heppermann (PPT)
  • Innovation and Sustainability – Sonnie Yudell (PPT)
  • The Virginia Caregiver Coalition – Ellen Nau (PPT)
  • The Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System – Katie Maslow (PPT)
  • What is Your ASK? – Brian Duke (PPT)
  • Family Caregiving in an Aging America: A National Perspective – Lynn Feinberg (PPT)

 

2008

Second National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions, 2008

The Second National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions was held on March 26, 2008, as a pre-conference event to the joint American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging annual meeting in Washington D.C. Nearly 100 members of caregiving coalitions from twenty-four different states participated in the event, where they learned from seasoned coalition leaders about sustainability, fundraising and evaluation.

Download presentations from the conference:

  • Building Public and Private Partnerships – Carol DeGraw (PPT)
  • Advocacy Cycle in Action – Brian Duke (PPT)
  • Reaching Out to Minority Caregivers – Monica James (PPT)
  • The Role of Caregivers in Advocacy – Steve McConnell (PPT)
  • The So What Question – Mary Brintnall Peterson (PPT)

 

2007

First National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions, 2007

The First National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions was held on March 5, 2007 as a pre-conference event to the joint American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging annual meeting in Chicago. Over 100 people attended the conference; 87 of who were representing coalitions. Attendees participated in a range of sessions including Creating a Legacy, Advocacy Campaigns and Activities, Working with Legislators, and Fundraising.

Download presentations from the conference:

  • Building Your Coalition’s Brand, Developing and Promoting Caregiving Awareness and Working with the Media – Robert Deigh (PDF)
  • Leadership Development and Membership – Brian Duke (PDF)
  • Strategies for New Coalitions – Brian Duke (PDF)