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News from Community Care Corps

January 2023

Update from One of Our Partner Organizations

Community Care Corps regretfully shares the news that John Schall, CEO of Caregiver Action Network, passed away on December 30, 2022. We are so grateful to John for his fierce advocacy on behalf of our nation’s caregivers, including his invaluable role in establishing the Community Care Corps program. John’s passion and leadership will be deeply missed.

Grantees in the News

  • The Penn Memory Center’s Community Care Corps model, Time Together, was featured in an article that provides an overview of the in-home companionship program.
  • Senior Expansion Plus, the Community Care Corps program administered by Lutheran Senior Services in Missouri, was highlighted in this press release

Grantee Brainstorming at the January Learning Collaborative

The Community Care Corps team convened a learning collaborative to provide grantees with an opportunity to network and brainstorm solutions to common challenges they have encountered during their first three months of implementation. Discussion topics included volunteer management, participant recruitment strategies, outcomes/outputs collection and approaches to staffing and training. We look forward to more grantee sharing as the grant cycle progresses!

Chronic Disease Caregiving Through a Public Health Lens

The National Alliance for Caregiving published a new report developed with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. Chronic Disease Family Caregiving Through a Public Health Lens: The Framework for Family Caregiving and Public Health, outlines policy recommendations, implementation actions and messaging content to help the public health community address the complex needs of America’s 53 million family caregivers. Recognizing caregivers as an essential component of the health care team, the report notes that more support for family caregivers is critical to improving public health outcomes for communities and the nation.

Funding Opportunity: Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative

With funding from the Administration for Community Living, USAging has launched the Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative to support local activities that promote vaccination against COVID-19 and the seasonal flu for older adults and people with disabilities. Local organizations, including Area Agencies on Aging, No Wrong Door systems, Title VI Native American Aging Programs, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Centers for Independent Living and a broad range of aging and disability organizations, can apply to receive funding at Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Community Care Corps Blog Series

January’s blog post focuses on social determinants of health (SDOH), which are non-medical factors that have a profound impact on our health and well-being. The blog post provides an overview of key SDOH and how Community Care Corps grantees address them in their communities. Catch up on previous blog posts here!

Check Out New Videos from Our Grantees

Our grantees continue to produce videos showcasing the value and impact of the volunteer models they are implementing in their local communities. Visit the Community Care Corps Vimeo page to stay up to date on their work. Be sure to watch our partner videos to learn more about each organization’s commitment to this very important work!

Caregiving in the News

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This project #90CCDG0001 is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $11,421,971 with 80 percent funded by ACL/HHS and $2,921,348, or 20 percent funded by non-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.