Implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan in Your State, September 2014
The National Alliance for Caregiving, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging joined together for a discussion of the new white paper, “From Plan to Practice: Implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan in Your State.” National experts and case study author Donna Walberg of ACT on Alzheimer’s (Minnesota) discussed why states should have a plan, how to implement and evaluate plans, and best practices.
How to Engage Family Caregivers in Your Coalition, June 2014
If you’ve been wondering how to get family caregivers involved in your work – now is the time to find out! With rural and urban perspectives, experts in coalition building offered their suggestions for getting family caregivers engaged. Features Gregory L. Johnson, MDiv, SMM of the NYC Family Caregiver Coalition and Kathleen R. Manny and Jane Jensen of the Family Caregivers Coalition in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
Better Work, Better Care: How Employers Can Support Family Caregiving, February 2014
This webinar describes how to build caregiver-friendly workplace policies in your state. Bringing together caregiving experts and employers from the national ReACT Coalition, the webinar discussed how caregiving advocates can work with employers to raise awareness of the needs facing working family caregivers.
Supporting Family Caregivers of Veterans: This webinar features information on the Pfizer Patient Assistant Program and the National Veteran Caregiver Training Program, initiatives that the Alliance has partnered with in an ongoing effort to improve patient care. Presenters included Margaret Kabat, Deputy Director, Caregiver Services, Department of Veterans Affairs and Jed Johnson, MSW, MBA, the Director of the National Veteran Caregiver Training Program with Easter Seals. Click here to access the webinar replay.
Commission on Long-Term Care Webinar: NAC’s President and CEO, Gail Hunt, presented on the congressional Commission on Long-Term Care and its findings and recommendations. George Vradenburg, one of the commissioners, also spoke about his experience in dealing with the many divergent political views of the group and how many of them came to consensus. Click here to access the webinar replay. You can also view the slides from this webinar by clicking here.
Fundraising: This Quarterly Family Caregiving Coalition Webinar was focused on tactics for fundraising. Three professionals delivered advice for identifying and approaching Foundations and Corporations to secure funding for projects. Click here and register with your name and email address to watch the recorded webcast.
BRAVE Caregiving Awards: This Quarterly Family Caregiving Coalition Webinar was focused on the BRAVE Awards and on the Annual National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions. Two scholarship award recipients talked about lessons learned from the conference. Click here to watch the recorded webcast.
Caregiving Coalition Composition: This Quarterly Family Caregiving Coalition Webinar was focused on Caregiving Coalition Composition. Family Caregiving Coalitions explained what their focus is and how they include a diverse array of members (businesses, organizations, physicians, social workers, etc.). They also talked about how they face various challenges and the value they experience in being an inclusive and diverse coalition. Click here to watch the recorded webcast.