The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers Receives Grant to Train Georgia First Responders

AMERICUS, GA (April 4, 2024) – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) has received a grant from The Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation to equip first responders in Georgia with essential skills to effectively collaborate with caregivers during weather emergencies or community disasters. 

Caregivers, along with those they care for, are particularly vulnerable during emergency events in Georgia. This grant will fund a training program designed to educate local first responders and emergency management professionals on the role of family caregivers, how to recognize them in a crisis, and insight into the common challenges they encounter. 

“We are grateful to the Amos Foundation for their generous support of our emergency preparedness efforts,” said Dr. Jennifer Olsen, chief executive officer of RCI. “This grant enables us to address a critical gap in emergency response by empowering our local first responders to effectively assist caregivers during times of crisis. I believe that by strengthening this network of support, we are emphasizing how vital it is for our local communities to prepare when it comes to withstanding and recovering from disasters.” 

RCI recently launched its emergency preparedness initiative, actively engaging with local first responders and caregivers to gain a comprehensive understanding of their needs, challenges, and existing gaps in disaster preparedness. The approach of this training aims to enhance the resilience of the most vulnerable members within Georgia communities and will benefit both caregivers and emergency management personnel. 

For more information on RCI’s emergency preparedness work, visit  

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