Washington, DC (December 9, 2022)— Jason Resendez, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), has been awarded the 2022 Service Award for Caregiving from the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) in recognition of his work to build equity for family caregivers.
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by NHCOA, an organization that has done so much to improve the lives of Latino older adults through policy and advocacy,” said Resendez. “I’ve spent my career working to build power for communities that are often overlooked and ignored, and family caregivers are both. NAC’s work to build health, wealth, and equity for family caregivers is more important than ever as more Americans – particularly Latino Americans – are taking on this essential role.”
NHCOA’s Service Award for Caregiving recognizes individuals who have shown extraordinary caregiving service that has been recognized at a national level. The award was presented during NHCOA’s annual awards ceremony which honors leaders who have advanced the organization’s mission of improving aging conditions and fighting for health equity.
Resendez is a nationally recognized expert on family caregiving, aging and health equity and in 2020, he was named one of America’s top influencers in aging by PBS’s Next Avenue alongside Michael J. Fox and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. Prior to joining NAC, Jason was the founding executive director of the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity where he pioneered the concept of Brain Health Equity through peer-reviewed research, public health partnerships, and public policy.
About the National Alliance for Caregiving
Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a membership-based organization focused on building health, wealth, and equity for America’s 53 million family caregivers through research, innovation, and advocacy. We envision a society that values, supports, and empowers family caregivers to thrive at home, work, and life. Learn more at https://www.caregiving.org.