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Dr. Olsen

Dr. Jennifer OlsenExecutive Director Dr. Jennifer Olsen, an experienced epidemiologist, serves as executive director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI), which promotes the health, strength, and resilience of caregivers throughout the United States. Prior to joining RCI, Olsen managed the Ending Pandemics in Our Lifetime initiative at the Skoll Global Threats Fund –

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Rosalynn Carter Institute Names Georgia Caregivers of the Year

Celebration Marks National Family Caregiver Month  AMERICUS, Ga. – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) and Seniorlink today announced the winners of the 2020 Georgia Caregiver of the Year Awards. Alesia Simon of Bowdon is the Family Caregiver of the Year; Javoski Harden of Macon is the Volunteer Caregiver of the Year; and Camille Adams of Rome is the

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Military

Military The strength of the U.S. military is legendary, and at its heart is an equally strong family support structure. The Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) program at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers helps create stronger, healthier, more resilient families by supporting the unsung heroes behind our heroes: the caregivers. These friends and family who

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Advocacy

Advocacy Advocacy is at the core of everything we do, as we work to support the health, strength, and resilience of family caregivers. We need to build a stronger, more equitable system. A person’s race, gender, geography, and income should never be a barrier to accessing high-quality resources and information.   These are the ways we advocate:

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Rosalynn Carter Institute Advocates for Caregivers with President-Elect Transition Team and COVID-19 Task Force

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) today submitted recommendations to President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition team and his COVID-19 Task Force, encouraging the incoming administration to make the health and well-being of caregivers a public health priority, and in pandemic response, in particular. “President-elect Biden recognized the importance of caregivers during his campaign and now we are excited to see his commitment turn into

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Rosalynn Carter Institute and Wounded Warrior Project to Create Connections for Military Families

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) is proud to announce a powerful new partnership with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) that will benefit caregivers in military families. Informed by nine years of experience coaching military caregivers through its Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) program, RCI’s partnership with WWP will apply lessons learned and develop a new

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From Crisis to Opportunity: The Rosalynn Carter Institute Identifies Public Health Approaches to Better Serve Caregiver Health & Well-Being

Action Plan Calls for Robust Strategy to Support 53 Million Americans AMERICUS, GEORGIA  – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) today released a detailed report calling for a comprehensive public health approach to caregiver health and well-being. Without robust strategies and systems to support America’s already vulnerable informal caregiver community, the health, strength, and resilience of unpaid family caregivers will remain

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Looking Back: Policy Changes Since ‘Averting the Caregiving Crisis’

Appendix for Recalibrating for Caregivers A decade ago, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) published Averting the Caregiving Crisis: Why We Must Act Now,1 an ambitious position paper that laid out a dozen recommendations to address what it called an “emerging caregiver crisis.” This paper made bold recommendations that called on leaders in all

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