One U for Family Caregivers
For nearly 20 years, College of Nursing researchers, clinicians, and educators have been leading the way in supporting caregivers. The College is uniquely positioned to lead an interdisciplinary effort to revolutionize care and inform new methods of support for patients and their caregivers.
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 Collaborative 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.
- Through Education: Empower our future healthcare workforce to recognize the critical role of family caregivers.
- Through Research and Practice: Test new approaches that support patient AND family caregiver health and well-being.
- Through Outreach: Partner with community stakeholders and policy makers to improve the lives of family caregivers and those they care for.
The Collaborative's mission is to help create a future where caregivers of all ages, races, ethnicities, and gender are seen, heard, understood, valued, connected, and supported.
Family Caregiving Forum
Conversations with Caregiving Researchers
This speaker series is brought to you by the Collaborative on Caregiving Science Across the Lifecourse (CSAL)
Past Speaker Events
If you are interested in any of the recordings for these events, please contact email@example.com
Family Caregiving Collaborative Reports
We have caregiving scholars across campus from the College of Nursing, College of Health, School of Medicine, College of Social & Behavioral Science, College of Social Work, School of Business, and more!
Interested in staying connected with the FCC and being on the Caregiving Scholars Listserve? Complete this quick registration: https://uofunursing.formstack.com/forms/family_caregiving_initiative_inquiry_form_faculty
FCC Financial Support for Caregiving Scholars
Meet the Family Caregiving Collaborative Director
Lee Ellington, PhD