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14th annual CENTER ON AGING research retreat - 2020

Caring for the Family Caregiver: Moving our Policy, Practice, Training,

and Research Beyond the Patient

Free of charge and open to the public

This event will be virtual this year.  

Virtual - Zoom Info 9:00am – 11:30am 
Meeting ID: 971 7831 9994   





“Family Caregiving:  From Research to Policy in 40 Years”


Dr. Richard Schulz, PhD will be the first Keynote Speaker.  A significant portion of his research has been on caregivers including the health effects of caregiving, Alzheimer’s disease caregiving, and intervention studies for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Schulz chaired The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s landmark studyFamilies Caring for an Aging America. The report outlined the prevalence and nature of caregiving, as well as its impact on the caregiver’s health, employment and overall wellbeing; it examined the effectiveness of programs and supports aimed at supporting caregivers; and lastly assessed and recommended policies to address the needs of family caregivers and minimize barriers. This report served as the back drop for The Caregiver Project , which Dr. Schulz led as co-PI with Everette James. 

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“Building a National Support Infrastructure for Family Caregivers”        


Michael Wittke, MPA will be the second Keynote Speaker.  He leads the federal enagagement strategy for the National Alliance for Caregiving and directs the National Network of Caregiving Coalitions - a network of over 80 state and local advocacy organizations representing 27 state coalitions.  Working directly with policymakers on Capitol Hill, federal agencies, the White House, he participates in national coalitions advocating on behalf of caregivers across the lifespan.

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Last Updated: 6/9/21