Webinar 11/28: Preview of Findings and Conclusions from the Outcome Evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program

November 14, 2018

Register for the webinar on Wednesday, November 28 at 2-3 pm ET.

Join ACL for a webinar presenting a preview of the results and conclusions from the Outcomes Evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) that describes NFCSP participants demographic and caregiving characteristics, as well as examines the impact of the program on key caregiving outcomes such as burden and caregiving confidence.

Established in 2000, the Older Americans Act Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) is a federal program designed to support the needs of family or other informal caregivers as they lend assistance to aging adults, as well as grandparents and older relatives caring for minor children or adults with disabilities. The Administration on Aging (AoA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) administers the NFCSP, which aims to help individuals remain in their homes and communities as long as possible. Through the NFCSP, states and territories offer the following five core services for caregivers, in partnership with Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and local service providers: information about available services; assistance in gaining access to services; education/training, individual counseling, and support groups; respite care; and supplemental services.

The Outcome Evaluation of the NFCSP was undertaken with a focus on the following research questions:

  • What types of organizational structures and/or approaches for NFCSP services are associated with the best participant-level outcomes?
  • Are services reaching the groups targeted by the Older Americans Act (OAA), including caregivers serving older adults with greatest social or economic need?
  • To what extent do NFCSP participants also receive other home- and community-based long-term support and services?
  • To what extent do NFCSP caregivers’ outcomes differ from those of caregivers who do not receive support and services from the NFCSP?

Webinar agenda:

  • Introductory Remarks from ACL: Heather Menne, PhD, Office of Performance Evaluation, Center for Policy and Evaluation, ACL
  • Preview of Outcome Evaluation and Results, Westat Evaluation Team: Joanne Campione, PhD, Project Director; Dwight Brock, PhD, Senior Statistician; and Kate Zebrak, PhD, Lead Researcher
  • Concluding Remarks from ACL: Greg Link, MA, Director, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, Administration on Aging, ACL

Space is limited. In order to participate please RSVP to Lan Marshall at Lan.Marshall@acl.hhs.gov by November 21. You will receive an Outlook meeting invitation with Webex and conference call information upon your reply.

Learn more about ACL's Supportive and Caregiver Services Programs.

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