Performance Improvement 2005. Ensuring the Health and Wellness of Our Nation’s Family Caregivers


The Department of Health and Human Services sponsored a town hall meeting on December 16, 2003 to highlight the important role of health promotion and disease prevention activities in ensuring the health and wellness of our nation’s family caregivers. Former and current family caregivers were on hand to deliver testimonials of their caregiving experiences and discuss the positive impacts that health promotion activities have had on their quality of life. Researchers and representatives from caregiving organizations also highlighted ways in which family caregivers could engage in activities to improve their overall health. The available materials include the event agenda and summary, a special letter from Mrs. Nancy Reagan, one page fact sheet and frequently asked questions concerning family caregiving, an overview of the programs that promote the health of older adults, and a compendium of studies designed to promote the health of caregivers.

PIC ID: 8076; Agency Sponsor: ASPE-ODALTCP, Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy; Federal Contact: Frank, Andreas, 202-690-6443; Performer: RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

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