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Caregiving: A Public Health Priority

The health of caregivers is at risk. Informal or unpaid caregivers (family members or friends) are the backbone of long-term care provided in people’s homes. While some aspects of caregiving may be rewarding, caregivers can also be at increased risk for negative health consequences. These may include stress, depression, difficulty maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and staying up to date on recommended clinical preventive services.


CDC Action Brief – Promoting Caregiving Across the Full Community: The Role for Public Health Strategists


National Association of Chronic Disease Directors – Resources for Caregivers


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