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News from Community Care Corps

January 2024

How Our Mission Aligns with the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

This month’s blog post offers insight into Community Care Corps’ alignment with the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. Check out the blog post to learn more about the roadmap developed to improve services and supports for family caregivers and how our grantees work each day to support this mission. Haven't read our blog lately? Catch up on previous blog posts here!

Advancing Health Equity and Reducing Health Disparities for People with Disabilities

A recent Health Affairs article examines the prevalence of disparities among people with disabilities by race, ethnicity and sexual orientation and further, explores health disparities for people living with disabilities that intersect with other forms of marginalization. Although there have been ADA provisions to attempt to eliminate barriers to health care for those living with disabilities, there are still systemic factors contributing to inequity in health access among these groups. Due to this continued disparity, there is a need for evidence-based policy changes to advance equity and opportunity for Americans living with disabilities. 

New Study Examines Relationship Between Caregiving and Mental Health

A recent study has found that depression in adult caregivers may be mostly due to a loved one experiencing a serious health problem, while becoming a caregiver is associated with fewer depressive symptoms. In this study, researchers followed a group of adult children with a living mother and tracked their mental health as their mother’s health declined. The study found no significant relationship between becoming a caregiver and elevated depressive symptoms. Similar findings were found in a study by the same researcher, amongst spouses. Findings suggest that although caregiving is a stressful experience, it may be one that makes you more resilient. More research is needed to investigate the complex relationship between caregiving and mental health.  


  • Strengthening Cultural Responsiveness in Intergenerational Programs: Generations United released a report highlighting the innovative ways organizations across the U.S. are combatting systemic racism by prioritizing both the voices and the lived experiences of diverse staff and participants into their practices. The report presents data, interviews and various program examples organized into five recommendations for strengthening culturally responsive intergenerational programming.

Get to Know the New Community Care Corps Grantees

Our grantees have begun producing videos showcasing the value and impact of the volunteer models they plan to implement in their local communities. Visit the Community Care Corps Vimeo page to stay up to date with their work!

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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.