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Research Groups, Projects, Labs, & Initiatives

Family Caregiving Collaborative

A growing, but largely unseen, group of family caregivers is quietly providing the healthcare many Americans receive. Their unpaid work is valued at $470 billion nationally ($4.2 billion in Utah) and often comes at the expense of caregivers health. The Family Caregiving Initiative supports the advancement of person- and family-centered care, where patients and caregivers define their "family" and determine how they will participate in care and decision-making.

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Family Caregiving Initiative

MaMa Study

The MaMa Study is a $1.9M, three-year research project funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research that aims to evaluate implement a remote-access, on-demand perinatal depression prevention program.

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EnACT: Enhancing Active Caregiver Training

Enhancing Active Caregiver Training (EnACT) intervention is an arts-based intervention aimed at engaging and supporting caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) by using active-engagement techniques that support better management and coping with the common behavioral symptoms associated with ADRD.

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