Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Telephone Learning Series


State Initiatives

Rosalynn Carter Institute
State Initiatives Newsletter

Caregiver Awards

RCI Honors Georgia's
Caregivers of the Year

Care Transition Coach
Training in Georgia

Twenty-five individuals have been trained to serve as Care Transition Coaches at a recent training in Athens, Georgia. Training was led by Dr. Eric Coleman and colleagues from the University of Colorado Denver. The Care Transitions Intervention is an Evidence-Based program designed to empower patients and caregivers to effectively manage transitions between care setting. The training was sponsored by RCI and CARE-NETS as part of the Georgia Coalition for Caregiver Health.

Read more about Care Transitions.

Georgia Coalition to Promote Caregiver Health

Rosalynn Carter Institute and its partner CARE-NETs have launched a new state-wide Advocacy organization dedicated to promoting caregiver health in Georgia. The Coalition will work to establish state-wide training to equip caregivers with the skills they need to manage their health, deal with high levels of stress, and solve caregiving challenges.

Find our more:

Register Now!

RCI's 2008 National Conference

October 23, 24

Conference Website and Registration

Featured Programs:

  • NYU Caregiver Program
  • Savvy Caregiver
  • Alabama Reach
  • Reach II
  • PLST (Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold)
  • Next Step in Care
  • ESP (Environmental Skill Building Program)
  • and more!

Plan Now: ASA/NCOA

If you are attending the ASA/NCOA conference in Las Vegas, make sure you schedule your trip to be there on Thursday, March 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This first-ever extended program on evidence-based programs for caregivers will provide an indepth overview and introduction to the field. You will have an opportunity to hear from program developers, funders and policy makers and get an update on what is going on nationally.

2007 Science to Practice Summit

as well as other conference materials and photos from our 2007 Conference Page

Building Family-Professional Partnerships In Long-Term Care

"Caring for You, Caring for Me: Education and Support for Family & Professional Caregivers", Second Edition

Now Available!

This program brings together family and professional caregivers and promotes mutual understanding, integrated care management and more effective overall care whether in home or institutional settings.

Evidence-Based Program Resource Center

Visit the Resource Center to find caregiver programs that have undergone rigorous evaluation and been proven effective.

Visit the Resource Center

Quality Care Connections, a partnership of RCI and J&J, is a network of researchers and agencies implementing evidence-based programs for Alzheimer's caregivers in five diverse communities in New York, Texas, New Jersey, Alabama and Vermont.


Investing in Caregivers

"Because caregivers are viewed as expendable resources in systems of care, they are overlooked, ill-prepared and poorly supported. We believe that caregivers should be cultivated, supported and celebrated. Investing community resources in educating and training caregivers, providing them a wide range of supports including respite, and celebrating their achievements and lives results in a higher quality of care, healthier, more effective caregivers, and a better quality of life for the entire community."

Rick Birkel, Ph.D.,
RCI Executive Director