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Welcome to the Family Caregiver Platform Project!
Our project works to include caregiving issues in state party political platforms across the country. We encourage grassroots efforts to educate and motivate policymakers to improve state and federal support for family caregivers and the frail elderly Americans for whom they selflessly provide support. We reach out to individual volunteers and organizations to raise awareness of caregiving issues in the political process.
Now and in the months ahead, state political parties will create their 2016 party platforms. With your creativity and help, we can get caregiving issues included in as many platforms as possible during the run-up to the 2016 election. It doesn’t matter which party you belong to! As a nonpartisan effort, we care about the issues, not the parties themselves.
There are many kinds of families and community needs. Recognizing diversity is important to all of us. We use ‘family’ to mean all those who are bound to the person who is ill or disabled by friendship, relationship, or law. There are also many ways to improve the lives of caregivers. Options for action vary by state and community.
The Family Caregiver Platform Project is supported by a grant by the Stern Family Foundation to the former Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness (now the Program to Improve Eldercare) at Altarum.
This project is also made possible through the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program, through the generous support of Atlantic Philanthropies and the John A. Hartford Foundation.
We are fortunate to have many partners and endorsers for our work.
The Family Caregiving Platform Project
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