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The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers and FEMA Release Disaster Preparedness Guide on National Caregivers Day, Honoring the Legacy of First Lady Rosalynn Carter

New Easy-to-Use Guide Offers Caregivers Preparedness Resources Tailored to Their Needs, Helps Increase Disaster Resilience Community-Wide WASHINGTON — In a groundbreaking collaboration, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) CEO Dr. Jennifer Olsen and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell are proudly announcing the release of a new first-of-its-kind guide for caregivers to help them prepare for disasters and

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Honoring Rosalynn Carter’s Legacy by Prioritizing Caregivers

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s caregiving journey began early in life, when she helped care for her father when he was diagnosed with cancer. Following his passing when she was 13, and the passing of her grandmother soon after, Mrs. Carter’s grandfather moved into the family home to receive care from her mother. These formative

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Paurvi Bhatt, MPH, Joins Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers as President and Chief Impact Officer

AMERICUS, GA (January 31, 2024) – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) announced today that healthcare executive, caregiver advocate and longtime RCI supporter Paurvi Bhatt, MPH, has joined the organization as its new President and Chief Impact Officer. In this role, Paurvi will focus on shaping RCI’s long-term strategy, strengthening RCI’s national influence, and

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The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers Announces Diana Felner as New Senior Director of Caregiver and Mental Health Policy

AMERICUS, GA (January 18, 2024) – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) is pleased to announce that Diana Felner has joined the organization as Senior Director of Caregiver and Mental Health Policy for RCI and The Carter Center Mental Health Program. Felner will provide a visible and constant presence for both organizations in Washington,

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Working While Caring Offers Vision for the Future of Work

Employers Design Solutions to Better Support Caregivers in the Workplace AMERICUS, Ga. — The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) today released “Working While Caring: Innovations and Interventions to Support Caregivers in the Workplace,” a vision for the future of work for caregivers. The report is the result of RCI’s Innovation Lab, a yearlong employer

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The Rosalynn Carter Institute and The Carter Center Respond to the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The Rosalynn Carter Institute (RCI) and The Carter Center Mental Health Program (CC-MHP) work together to advance former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s decades-long advocacy around caregiving and behavioral health. Together, we took the opportunity to respond to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule, CY 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee

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The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers and FEMA Sign MOU for National Preparedness Month

WASHINGTON—Sept. 1, 2023—September marks National Preparedness Month, the annual recognition set to remind everyone in America how important it is for individuals, families and communities to prepare for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time. President Joseph R. Biden issued a National Preparedness Month proclamation, acknowledging the importance of building a nation more prepared

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The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers Partners with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to Help Caregivers of Veterans Prepare for Disasters

Americus, GA—July 27, 2023—Today, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) are releasing Prepared Caregivers: A Toolkit for Caregivers of Veterans for Disaster Preparedness, a guide to help caregivers of Veterans prepare for disasters, including environmental catastrophes and pandemics.   RCI and the VA recently launched a partnership

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