Council Meeting Materials and Resources
The RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council meets regularly to develop a national family caregiving strategy that states, communities, providers, and others can use to recognize and support family caregivers. Below are reports from each council meeting.
February 2020 Meeting: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) held its second meeting of the Family Caregiving Advisory Council, established by the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, in February, read a NASHP report about the meeting. The meeting (view agenda) occurred over two days, Feb. 11 and 12, 2020. Read the Feb. 11 minutes and watch that day’s virtual meeting here and read the Feb. 12 minutes and watch that day’s Feb. 12 meeting here. Learn more about the council’s work at this ACL webpage.
Inventory of Key Family Caregiving Recommendations, April 2020. To assist the RAISE Act Family Caregiving Advisory Council make its recommendations, NASHP collected and analyzed about 800 recommendations from 27 key family caregiving reports written in the past decade. NASHP synthesized and inventoried the recommendations in this resource, with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation and in collaboration with the US Administration for Community Living. Learn more.
NASHP Awards RAISE Listening Session Contract, March 2020: NASHP, with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, has awarded a contract to conduct caregiving listening sessions to Community Catalyst, in conjunction with LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston and ET Consulting, LLC. The partners will analyze public input on family caregiving needs and conduct listening sessions for the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregiving Advisory Council. Learn more.
February 2020 Meeting: The council convened its second meeting and developed guiding principles and goals to help it begin to propose a national strategy. Read a report and learn more about the council’s work here.
August 2019 Meeting: The council convened for its first meeting and members shared their guiding values and principles. Read the Family Caregiving Advisory Council Meeting Report for a comprehensive description of the meeting. Review the agenda for the day, which includes the PowerPoint presentations used by presenters during the meeting, and watch the full video of the council’s kick-off meeting.
The Family Caregiving Advisory Council
The impact of the nation’s aging population on state budgets and policies cannot be addressed without understanding the needs of family caregivers. Under the RAISE Act, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services must develop a national Family Caregiving Strategy that recommends actions that different stakeholders can take to support family caregivers and meets their diverse needs. The RAISE Act also requires the secretary to convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to help inform and shape the strategy by providing recommendations to the secretary.
The council is charged with preparing a report for the secretary that includes effective models of family caregiving and support to family caregivers, as well as opportunities to improve coordination across federal government programs. The secretary will incorporate the council’s report in the strategy, in addition to identifying best practices and other information to support family caregivers. The RAISE Act requires the council to be made up of to 15 voting members who reflect the diversity of family caregivers and care recipients, as well as non-voting representatives from federal departments and agencies who play a role in this issue.
Council Meeting Materials and Resources
In August 2019, the council convened for its first meeting and members shared their guiding values and principles. Read the Family Caregiving Advisory Council Meeting Report for a comprehensive description of the meeting. Review the agenda for the day, which includes the PowerPoint presentations used by presenters during the meeting, and watch the full video of the council’s kick-off meeting.
State Policy Innovations to Support Family Caregivers: States are developing new initiatives to support family caregivers, who provide nearly $470 billion in unpaid health care support and services each year to relatives, friends, and neighbors. Passage of the federal Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers (RAISE) Act underscores the urgent attention this issue requires. This blog, State Policy Innovations to Support Family Caregivers, written with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, explores Hawaii, Washington, and Minnesota’s innovative efforts to assist family caregivers.
Laura Gitlin, PhD
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Kathleen Kelly, MPA
Family Caregiver Alliance
Assistant Commissioner and Chief
TennCare Long-Term Services and Supports
Chief Executive Officer
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
National Managing Coordinator
Diverse Elders Coalition
Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Director
AARP Public Policy Institute
David Reuben, MD
Director, Multi-campus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology
Chief, Division of Geriatrics,
University of California, Los Angeles
North Carolina Medicaid
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
C. Grace Whiting, JD
President and CEO
National Alliance for Caregiving
Jennifer Wolff, PhD
Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor and Director
Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care
Johns Hopkins University
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