The Star Tribune published an article, "Congress Funds First Step for National Caregiving Strategy," about lawmaker support to establish the nation’s first family caregiving advisory council.

The advisory council is key to implementing the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, a bipartisan measure signed into law in January that requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop, maintain, and update a national family caregiving strategy that will offer resources and educational opportunities to family caregivers. This represents a significant step in providing better support for the estimated 18 million caregivers of older adults in the United States.

The RAISE Family Caregivers Act is a result of recommendations of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's 2016 report, "Families Caring for an Aging America."

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