Download the Diverse Elders Coalition’s Resources for Providers: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers Toolkit. This toolkit offers important information on what providers need to know, and key pieces from the comprehensive training curriculum, Caring For Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers. Resources from the curriculum include:
- 1-Hour Training Overview
- Are Diverse Caregivers Getting the Help They Need?
- COVID-19 Resources for Diverse Family Caregivers
- What Providers Should Know About American Indian Family Caregivers
Whether you’ve already attended one or more of our trainings, or this is your first time looking into what’s available to help you support diverse family caregivers, we think you’ll find these resources to be invaluable in building a more welcoming, supportive practice.
Additionally, check out our “Caring For Those Who Care” webcast. This webcast will help providers further their understanding of the experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers and improve their multicultural capacities to meet these caregivers’ needs.
Much of the research and many of the statistics cited in the training were the result of a 15-month planning grant, during which the coalition completed a literature review, a survey of diverse family caregivers and a series of focus groups with family caregivers in diverse communities. The research was conducted nationwide, in eight languages, and was led by the elders and caregivers represented by the coalition.
Viewers of this webcast will be able to identify and address the unique needs and caregiving realities of American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers, gain an understanding of how culture impacts Native caregivers’ perceptions of care and their health outcomes, and develop skills to deliver Native-competent, person-directed care to improve health outcomes among Native caregivers.
Lauren Pongan, national director of the Diverse Elders Coalition, will be presenting, along with Rebecca Owl Morgan, project coordinator at the National Indian Council on Aging and an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
This webinar is part of the cultural competency training curriculum created by staff of the Diverse Elders Coalition and its six member organizations — of which the National Indian Council on Aging is one — with the support of a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation. The Caring For Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers Curriculum, as well as this toolkit, were also created by the six member organizations of the Diverse Elders Coalition, with generous funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Based in New York City, The John A. Hartford Foundation is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of elders. Established in 1929, the Foundation has three priority areas: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregiving, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care.