Family Caregiving Collaborative
A growing, but largely unseen, group of family caregivers is quietly providing the healthcare many Americans receive. Their unpaid work is valued at $470 billion nationally ($4.2 billion in Utah) and often comes at the expense of caregivers health. The Family Caregiving Collaborative supports the advancement of person- and family-centered care, where patients and caregivers define their “family” and determine how they will participate in care and decision-making.
- Through Education: Empower our future healthcare workforce to recognize the critical role of family caregivers.
- Through Research and Practice: Test new approaches that support patient AND family caregiver health and well-being.
- Through Outreach: Partner with community stakeholders and policy makers to improve the lives of family caregivers and those they care for.
The Collaborative’s mission is to help create a future where caregivers of all ages, races, ethnicities, and gender are seen, heard, understood, valued, connected, and supported.