Raise Family Caregivers Act Initial Report to Congress
On September 22, 2021, the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council released its initial report to Congress. This report outlines the challenges faced by family caregivers, federal programs currently available to support them, and provides 26 recommendations for better supporting family caregivers.The recommendations will form the foundation of the National Family Caregiving Strategy, which will include action steps to increase recognition and support for family caregivers. Learn more by visiting the RAISE Act Initial Report to Congress webpage.
These three documents were developed with funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation and assistance from the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). They were published independently of this report in 2020 and 2021 to assist the council in its deliberations. They do not necessarily reflect the views of ACL or HHS. The council used the findings of its information-gathering efforts to develop the recommendations presented in this report. The recommendations include:
- Five recommendations that address the need for increased awareness of family
- Five recommendations for increased emphasis on integrating the caregiver into
processes and systems from which they have been traditionally excluded.
- Nine recommendations for increasing access to services and supports to assist
- Four recommendations to increase financial and workplace protections for
- Three recommendations to drive better and more consistent research and data
collection to assist in the development and dissemination of systemic policies and
interventions that can help family caregivers in meaningful ways.