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:
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
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
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
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
AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) is teaming up with Blue Star Families to promote and expand upon the 2020 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, an annual survey that analyzes the challenges and opportunities faced by military families. Prior to the survey going live, RCI worked with Blue Star Families to add new questions to better understand the experience of
Caregivers in Crisis: Rosalynn Carter Institute Report Sounds the Alarm on Caregiving in the Time of COVID
Just days before World Mental Health Day on October 10, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) today released “Caregivers in Crisis,” a report on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of caregivers.
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) has teamed up with researchers at Duke University to better understand the needs of unpaid caregivers across America. Over the course of two years, the partnership – which is funded by Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation – will yield recommendations on how to better prepare and support caregivers, and measure outcomes from RCI programs.
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving today announced that K. Conwell Smith is the new Director of Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) and Military Programs.
Dr. Jennifer Olsen, the Executive Director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI), sent a letter to Congressional leaders applauding the current caregiver provisions within the HEALS Act and HEROES Act and outlining additional steps necessary to further prioritize support for unpaid family caregivers.