Family Caregiver Alliance Launches
Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving
Online Professional Community and Repository of Innovation, Research and Policy on Family Caregiving
SAN FRANCISCOOctober, 2009The National Center on Caregiving (NCC) at Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) has launched the Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving, an online community promoting professional knowledge around families in their caregiving role. The resource is available on FCA's website at http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2319.
The Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving is a vibrant professional online community that offers a diverse array of resources to help policymakers, professionals and family caregivers develop caregiver-friendly legislation and initiatives, implement tried and tested caregiver support programs or services, and access information that can enhance the delivery of quality care.
Kathleen Kelly, FCA Executive Director states that "... while it is the case that other databases of research and tools in the field of aging and caregiving do exist, rarely do they contain comprehensive information embracing research, innovation and policy efforts specific to family caregiving in one central resource. The Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving captures the complete picture of the caregiving field and offers one-stop shopping for practical tools and resources as well as real time interaction with professionals, online networking and learning opportunities and so much more."
The Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving is generously supported by funds from The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The Retirement Research Foundation and the U.S. Administration on Aging.
The Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving is the newest feature on Family Caregiver Alliance's award-winning website at www.caregiver.org. The site offers a wealth of caregiving advice, newsletters, fact sheets, research reports, policy updates and discussion groups, all at no charge.
Established in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance programs support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for adults with chronic, disabling health conditions. The National Center on Caregiving was established at FCA in 2001 to advance the development of high quality, cost-effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country. Visit www.caregiver.org or call (800) 445 8106 for more information.
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