About NAC

Our Mission

Established in 1996, NAC is a dedicated to improving quality of life for friend and family caregivers and those in their care, by advancing research, advocacy, and innovation.

We recognize that families  provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those in their care. Beyond our work in Washington, we work to enhance the capacity of the caregiving movement. NAC provides technical assistance to a national network of caregiving coalitions representing nearly 30 states and localities in the United States and serves as Founder and Secretariat for the International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO).

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors represents the non-profit, corporate, and academic leaders committed to improving the lives of family caregivers across the lifespan. Each Director accepts significant responsibility to proactively carry out NAC’s mission.

Our Team

NAC has a nimble, dynamic team with a passion for helping families and friends who care for someone with a chronic illness, medical complexity, disability, or other health care needs. The team works with partners in the United States and around the world to build partnerships and coalitions, conduct public policy research, and to align with policy initiatives that can improve quality of life for families of kin and families of choice.

Our Story

The National Alliance for Caregiving was founded in 1996. Led by our founder Gail Gibson Hunt, a group of national organizations came together to meet the needs of caregivers in an aging America. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the American Society on Aging, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, Glaxo Wellcome, and the National Council on Aging worked together to create a new association that could address the public policy needs of families and quantify the impact of one of the largest unpaid workforces in our society.

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