ATLANTA, GA – Today, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) convened “Caregiving in the 21st Century: A National Conversation” at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Bringing together advocates, philanthropists, business leaders, and others, RCI is reinvigorating the conversation around caregiving and shining a spotlight on the emerging public health crisis caregivers face every day.
“With over 40 million Americans providing care for a loved one, it is past time we have a national conversation on how to support and care for those who are often too selfless to ask for help when providing it for others. We are asking leaders in business, philanthropy, and academia to step up and join us as we tackle the emerging public health crisis in caregiving – together,” said RCI Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Olsen. “Understanding the epidemiology of caregiving has never before been so important. Caregivers today are younger and more diverse than ever, and many face significant health issues caused or exacerbated by providing care.”
Caregiving in the 21st Century: A National Conversation offered an opportunity to hear from a diverse spectrum of caregivers and advocates, and unveil RCI’s forward-looking agenda on policy, data, and programming to better support caregivers nationwide.
The day-long event included a diverse array of speakers, including former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, founder of RCI; Dr. Patrice Harris, president of the American Medical Association; Lauren Miller Rogen, actress and founder of Hilarity for Charity; Judy Woodruff, anchor of PBS NewsHour; and Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president for U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop.
View the agenda and a full list of speakers on the event website.