Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.
The national observance is led by Caregiver Action Network (CAN), a nonprofit that provides free education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers. CAN selected the 2022 theme, #CaregivingHappens, to acknowledge the reality that family caregiving is not always convenient or expected.
ACL is a proud observer of NFCM, but we work year-round through programs and councils to support and empower family caregivers. In September, we supported the release of the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers, which was developed jointly by advisory councils created by the RAISE Family Caregiving Act and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, with extensive input from the public, including family caregivers and the people they support.
On our NFCM webpage, which we'll update throughout the month, you can find more information about the observance, the National Strategy, and related resources. We'll also promote events as we learn about them.
Upcoming Partner Event
NFCM Twitter Chat hosted by National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), November 16, 1:00 PM ET.
This Twitter chat will explore actions and strategies that states, local governments, employers, and community organizations can take to implement the National Strategy. To join the conversation, follow @NASHPhealth on Twitter and use the hashtag #RAISEchat.