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Policy Dialogue: Advancing Policies to Support Family Caregivers

Description

The Advancing Policies to Support Family Caregivers Policy Dialogue will be held virtually on November 17th from 12:00 -1:30 PM ET. Registration is open to Academy Fellows at no additional cost, students at $20, and non-members at $75. Nursing continuing professional development contact hours will be available for purchase at $15 (1.5 contact hours). Registration is required to attend and a recording will be available for registrants after the event. 

This Policy Dialogue is sponsored by the Expert Panel on Aging. Family caregivers provide the vast majority of services and supports for older adults and persons with disabilities. Caregivers represent all segments of society and all demographic groups, with over 60% of family caregivers employed. The demand for family caregivers will only increase in the coming decades, and there will be fewer numbers of caregivers in relation to persons who need support. Public and private organizations are grappling with policies to support the vital role of caregivers in long term care delivery as well as policies to promote the health and well-being of caregivers. This policy dialogue will highlight policies at the federal, state, and health system levels that support family caregivers and will identify opportunities for nursing leadership in this important effort.

Purpose Statement 
This policy dialogue will provide participants the opportunity to increase their knowledge on the current and projected state of family caregiving in the United States, including the growing demand that is challenging public and private sector organizations to address policies that support the vital role of caregivers and their well-being. Participants will explore policies at the federal, state, and health systems levels that support family caregivers and will identify opportunities for nursing leadership in this important effort.

Learning Outcome 
As a result of participating in this event, attendees will…

  1. Identify and describe federal policies and policy proposals that support family caregivers. 
  2. Distinguish the relationships between state and federal policies and health system improvements to accomplish age-friendly, family-centered equitable care. 
  3. Describe opportunities for nursing leadership to advance policies that support family caregivers.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The American Academy of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours are awarded by the American Academy of Nursing following the completion of the virtual event and the post-conference evaluation.

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