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Hispanic Family Caregiving

Proceedings from a Thought Leaders Roundtable

The purpose of this report is to share the proceedings from the Caregiving Thought Leaders Roundtable held in Washington, DC on February 14, 2017. The roundtable focused on identifying the education and training needed to support Hispanic caregivers. The discussion was based on a new study released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) focusing on Family Caregiving for Older Adults. The information gathered from the convening will inform NHCOA’s national strategy on family caregiving and create awareness on caregiving among Hispanics.

To read more: Final Proceedings Caregiving Thought Leaders Roundtable Washington DC 

The roundtable was opened by NHCOA’s President/CEO Dr. Yanira Cruz, welcoming remarks were offered by AARP’s Vice President, Multicultural Leadership, Yvette Peña, moderated by Dr. Octavio Martinez, NHCOA Chairman and Executive Director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and closing remarks were done by the John A. Hartford Foundation Sr. Program Officer Marcus Escobedo. A diverse group of 40 experts on Family Caregiving participated in the roundtable. Organizations and partners participating in this roundtable included, AARP, Alzheimer’s Association, Caregivers de Puerto Rico, Compassion & Choices, DH/Perfil Latino TV, Eldercare Workforce Alliance, Family Values @ Work, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Institute of Medicine, John A. Hartford Foundation, Labor Project for Working Families, Latinos Against Alzheimer’s Coalition & Network, Mary’s Center, Maryland Department of Health and Human Services – Area Agency on Aging, Montgomery County – Aging and Disability Resource Unit, Office of Minority Health, PhRMA, and SAGE.