The Milbank Memorial Fund has written a news release, "States Join National Initiative to Advance Strategies Supporting Family Caregivers."

"The Milbank Memorial Fund has joined several other foundations—including The John A. Hartford Foundation, the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation—to work on a national initiative to advance strategies in support of family caregivers."

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is implementing the initiative, and has announced that five states - Alabama, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Virginia - have been selected to participate in a multi-state learning group aimed at enhancing programs to support family caregivers of older adults. Types of activities that participating states may pursue include: creating uniform policies; rethinking how to identify and track family caregivers; providing critical training; and expanding access to respite and adult day care.

To read the article, click here.
For more information on the project, click here.
To learn more about The John A. Hartford Foundation's project co-funding, click here.