National Coalition Supports Family Caregivers
“We envision a society that values, supports, and empowers family caregivers to thrive at home, work, and life.” That’s the vision of the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), a non-profit coalition of national organizations that exists to make life better for family caregivers. It was founded in 1996 with the participation of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the American Society on Aging, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, Glaxo Wellcome, and the National Council on Aging. NAC is also a founding member of the International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO). NAC conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. It supports a network of more than 80 state and local caregiving coalitions through its advocacy and research collaboratives.
NAC has created research on the economic impact of caregiving, the business case for supporting family responsibilities in the workplace, children as caregivers, and new disease-specific work in multiple sclerosis, diabetes, mental health, rare disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. The Alliance has participated in multiple White House Conferences on Aging. On the NAC website at https://www.caregiving.org/ you can learn about its research, innovations in caregiving, and related news topics. There is also a hub featuring real-world stories of caregivers. And you can sign up for a weekly emailed newsletter reporting on the latest news, events, and resources related to caregiving.