National Caregiver Advocacy Collaborative
NAC’s work is supported by the National Caregiver Advocacy Collaborative, a network of state and national caregiving advocates working together to identify and address complex issues surrounding family caregiving across the lifespan.
In addition to sharing best practices and strategies, the Advocacy Collaborative helps advance caregiving policy priorities that support and improve the quality of life for all caregivers. Explore the National Caregiver Advocacy Collaborative’s Charter and monthly meeting materials to see how these advocates are creating sustainable change.
Collaborative Membership Directory
Defining the Caregiving Coalition
NAC offers resources and technical assistance to help state and local communities grow and sustain caregiving coalitions.
Developing a Unified Strategy to Support Family Caregivers
Collaborative News & Information Sharing
Ever wanted to start your own family caregiver coalition? Ever wanted to improve the one you have? Our coalition guidebooks can help you with you establish, build, and sustain your family caregiving coalition. Written with input from caregiving coalitions across the U.S., these guidebooks cover the basics of setting up a non-profit, communications, funding, strategic planning, advocacy, and more. They are intended to be helpful both for the beginning advocate and for existing coalitions interested in growth and sustainability.
By way of background, these guides were developed from the 12 Keys guidebook, a collaborative effort under the direction of Helen Eltzeroth, Project Manager.
NAC is proud to be a member of the following coalitions:
- Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
- Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
- Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA)
- Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO)
- Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD)
- National Consumers League (NCL)
- National Health Council (NHC)
- Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQoL)
- ReACT Coalition (“Respect A Caregiver’s Time)
Congressional Caregiving Champions
On November 7, 2017, for National Family Caregiver Month, six members of the U.S. House of Representatives stepped away from busy schedules of attending hearings and crafting legislation to share deeply personal stories of their experiences with family caregiving. In addition to being legislators, they are daughters, sons, and spouses who have faced the immense challenges and invaluable rewards of caregiving. As such, they join the more than 34 million Americans counted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute who care for a loved one 50 years or older. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) hosted Congressional Stories of Family Caregiving with the support of The John A. Hartford Foundation and in partnership with AARP, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the National Alliance for Caregiving.