Across the nation, state health programs depend on caregivers who provide critical support to help relatives, friends, and neighbors age in place while contributing about $470 billion in unpaid health care services.
The RAISE Act Family Caregiver Resource and Dissemination Center
To better support family caregivers, Congress passed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act in 2018, which established the Family Caregiving Advisory Council tasked with creating the country’s first national Family Caregiver Strategy.
To support the council’s work, NASHP has created the RAISE Act Family Caregiver Resource and Dissemination Center with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation to:
- Develop family caregiving resources for state and federal policymakers and other stakeholders;
- Provide support to the council and its subcommittee member as they craft policy recommendations;
- Convene experts and thought leaders to provide perspectives and expertise to the council; and,
- Support states as they develop policies to address family caregiver issues.