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This week, the U.S. Senate passed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, sending the bill to the president’s desk. C-TAC applauds the passage of this crucial bipartisan legislation and is committed to being an active partner during its implementation.
The RAISE Family Caregivers Act is sponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Diane Black (R-TN). The bill directs the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to develop, maintain, and keep updated a National Family Caregiving Strategy that will offer resources and educational opportunities to family caregivers across the United States. The National Family Caregiving Strategy will be developed by the HHS in consultation with a new Family Caregiving Advisory Council.
This legislation advances C-TAC’s mission to support family caregivers, a crucial part of the healthcare system. WE applaud the leadership of AARP and the dozens of stakeholders and C-TAC members who contributed to this legislation’s success.
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