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Capitol Correspondence - 08.26.19

Meetings of New Federal Caregiver Advisory Council Happening This Week – Join Online!

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As shared by the Administration for Community Living:

“The Administration for Community Living is hosting the first meetings of the advisory councils established by the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (SGRG) Act next week.

Both meetings are taking place on August 28 – 29 at the Holiday Inn—Washington Capitol, located at 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024.  The meetings are open to the public (registration required) and will be live-streamed.

The newly available agendas, a complete list of council members, as well as schedules and registration instructions, are at ACL.gov/RAISE and ACL.gov/SGRG.

The RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council is charged with providing recommendations on effective models of family caregiving and support to family caregivers, as well as improving coordination across federal government programs. These recommendations will support the development and execution of a national family caregiving strategy.  

The Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will identify, coordinate, and promote information, resources, and best practices available to help grandparents and other older relatives meet the needs of the children in their care, while also maintaining their own physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Each council is comprised of members of the public selected based on demonstrated knowledge, qualifications, and professional or personal experience with the issues each council will address. In addition, each includes representatives from federal organizations that play a role in these issues.”