Steering Committee

The Act on RAISE campaign is advised by a Steering Committee including leading national organizations representing a wide range of sectors that are working shoulder-to-shoulder to support unpaid family caregivers.

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National Alliance for Caregiving Quote

“America has become a caregiver nation. More than 50 million caregivers work every day to provide the care that makes all other work possible, often lacking training and economic resources. If we are going to make caregiving more sustainable and equitable, we need strong and consistent leadership from Congress and the Administration.”

– Jason Resendez, CEO and President of the National Alliance for Caregiving

Rosalynn Carter Institute Quote

“As Mrs. Carter famously said, ‘there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.’ Her point was that caregiving is a nearly universal experience. It will affect all of us at some point in our lives. She recognized – long before most of us – that caregivers serve as the backbone of this country and they are in crisis.”

– Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Diverse Elders Coalition Quote

“A strong foundation has been laid through passage of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act and the accompanying National Family Caregiving Strategy. However, with these tools in hand, we must now work together at the federal, state, and local levels to deliver meaningful and long-overdue support to family caregivers of all backgrounds and all walks of life. The Diverse Elders Coalition and its member organizations stand ready to ensure that the Act on RAISE campaign fulfills the intent and promise of the legislation by adequately addressing and culturally responding to caregivers’ mental health, social isolation, and financial strain so they can in turn better serve diverse older adults.”

– Didier Trinh, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Diverse Elders Coalition

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AARP Quote

“We have a unique and timely opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of America’s over 48 million family caregivers by putting into action the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers, which was delivered to Congress last September. The strategy stemmed from the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, championed by AARP, and includes nearly 350 tangible actions that the federal government can take now to give family caregivers, who are the backbone of this country’s long-term care system, some of the help they so desperately need.”

– Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer

Alzheimer’s Association Quote

“The Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) applaud the Advisory Council’s release of its 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. The number of dementia caregivers in the United States is significant. Nearly half of all caregivers (48 percent) who provide help to older adults do so for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. We look forward to joining the Act on RAISE Steering Committee to support the Advisory Council and helping to drive this critical work.”

– Alzheimer’s Association

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Caring Across Generations Quote

“The lack of a care infrastructure in this country continues to leave those who need care, and caregivers vulnerable to economic instability and greater financial strain, especially Black and immigrant women who disproportionately perform paid and unpaid care. Care and caregiving are undervalued and chronically underfunded, the National Family Caregiving Strategy and its call to create the systems that this country desperately needs for a just and equitable future is something that we are proud to support.”

– Caring Across Generations

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Elizabeth Dole Foundation Quote

“Our research is clear that a well-supported caregiver improves the health and well-being of care recipients, families and caregivers themselves. That’s why the National Strategy and the Act on RAISE Campaign to implement it is critical to creating a better system of support for America’s 53 million caregivers.”

– Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation

National Health Council Quote

“Caregivers are a vital part of the health ecosystem. We need to work together to support these vital partners in protecting the health and well-being of people with chronic diseases and disabilities.”

– Jennifer Dexter, Vice President of Policy, National Health Council

The Arc Quote

“Support from family is often essential to the well-being and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). With an ongoing scarcity of direct care workers, families must increasingly fill in the gaps to ensure their loved ones have the support they need to live independently in their communities. Yet managing the needs of people with IDD without the necessary government support is leaving caregivers stressed, isolated, in poor health, and suffering financially. It’s a public health issue that’s impacting millions. What’s more, the majority of people with IDD don’t have long-term plans for when family members lose the ability to help them. As a member of the Steering Committee of the Act on RAISE Campaign, The Arc will fight to ensure people in power are building policies and programs that acknowledge, respect, and sustain family caregivers. Family caregivers deserve our support, too.”

– The Arc

US Aging Quote

“USAging stands ready to work with NAC, other advocates, lawmakers, and caregivers to implement the National Family Caregiving Strategy, which represents a tremendous opportunity to change the way our nation supports caregivers. USAging represents and supports the national network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocates for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs that help older adults and people with disabilities live with optimal health, well-being, independence, and dignity in their homes and communities. As part of their work, our members also directly support family caregivers through the provision of services and supports.”

– USAging

Join Us

We welcome organizations and individuals to join our campaign who are committed to accelerating the implementation of the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. We will provide you with opportunities to amplify the campaign’s work and with ways to engage in our advocacy efforts on family caregiving.

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