Addressing Unmet Family Caregiving Needs in Diverse Older Communities

Organization

Diverse Elders Coalition

Project Title

Addressing Unmet Family Caregiving Needs in Diverse Older Communities

Grant Amount

$549,678

Grant Period

15 months

Approval Date

September 2018

Summary

Millions of family members and friends are caregivers of older adults among racially and ethnically diverse people; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people. To address the lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate caregiver support for different populations, the Diverse Elders Coalition will embark on a multi-phase initiative to educate and train health care and social service providers while raising awareness among policymakers. During this planning grant phase, the coalition will investigate the state of caregiving in diverse communities and develop an educational and training curriculum, as well as action plans for the coalition and individual members to implement in subsequent phases. 

To read DEC's press release, click here.

Primary Contact

Status

Active

Program Officer

Marcus Escobedo

Priority Area

Family Caregiving

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