Advocacy

NAC Advocacy

Family Caregiving is public health and economic security issue. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) is the leading organization conducting policy analysis and tracking federal legislation dealing with family caregiving issues in the U.S. – initiatives that focus on family caregivers or affect the care recipient in a way that would also affect the family caregiver. As an alliance dedicated to providing a voice for family caregivers, we stand at the ready to support the implementation of policies that will support those caring for a diverse range of people across the lifespan. Our team works every day to ensure the development of an economic, social and health care infrastructure equipped to serve working caregivers, caregivers of veterans, spousal caregivers, pediatric caregivers, older adult and youth caregivers, long-distance caregivers, higher-hour caregivers and all others in need.

National Alliance for Caregiving Core Advocacy Principles

Invest

Invest in Evidence-Informed Caregiver Research

Protect

Include

Include Caregivers as a Vital Member of the HHS System

Enhance

Enhance the Health and Wellness of Caregivers

Grassroots Advocacy

The National Alliance for Caregiving engages a network of over 80 organizations and individuals working to address the needs of family caregivers in the U.S. In addition to providing technical assistance to state and local caregiving coalitions, NAC leads a collaborative of caregiving advocates dedicated to building a strong caregiving support infrastructure. NAC also partners with other organizations and advocates to advance policies and solutions that improve the lives of caregivers.

National Engagement

NAC participates in public discussions about the needs of caregivers and policy solutions that may better support their care. Working with other non-profits, public-private partnerships, and influencers, members of the NAC team regularly engage in partnerships with other advocates for the aging and persons with disabilities to find cross-cutting solutions that will support caregiving.

Global Engagement

Caregiving is truly an international phenomenon. No nation is without family caregivers, and the ways in which nations support the needs of caregivers are many. NAC is proud to serve as Secretariat for the International Alliance of Carer Organizations, a global coalition incorporated in 2012 which is currently in the process of gaining non-profit recognition. Currently, 16 member nations are represented in the coalition.

Advocacy Initiatives

2020 Census

2020 Census

We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner, NAC will be working to ensure that our network of caregivers and advocates are accurately represented. Every 10 years, the Census Bureau undertakes a...

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Dementia dramatically increases family expenses

The average lifetime cost of care after a diagnosis of dementia in the U.S. is about $322,000, and families pay about 70% of that, new research suggests. The cost of care is $185,000 higher for someone with dementia than for someone without it, the study authors wrote...

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