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Caregiver Coalitions

NFCSP policy states that aging units must be a member of a local family caregiver coalition or coordinating committee with other local providers who currently provide support services to family caregivers. The following documents may provide assistance in starting and/or sustaining a coalition.

Starting a Caregiver Coalition

Building a Caregiver Coalition
Coalition Partners
Vision/Mission Statements
 
Coalition Project Ideas

Caregiver Coalition Promising Practices
Four Rules for Successful Collaboration
Planting the Seed: Establishing and Growing Your Family Caregiver Coalition

Sample Resources

Sample - Goals and Objectives
Member Benefits - Sample
Invitation Letter - Sample
Organization Membership Application - Sample 
Family Caregiver Membership Application - Sample
Coalition Newsletter - sample
Coalition Brochure - sample
Presentation Topic Ideas 

Growing and Sustaining Your Coalition

Growing Your Coalition: What to Do After You've Planted the Seed 
Caregiver Coalition Assessment Tool 
Coalition Checklist for Choosing a Problem and Issue
Nominal Group Technique

Best Practices

Caregiver Alliance Letterhead - Lists all the coalition agencies 
Prescription Pad - Distribute to hair dressers, clinics, pharmacies, etc. 
Rock County Caregiver Survey - A community needs assessment 
Powerful Tools for Caregivers Prescription Note

Resources

Outreach to Employers
Chippewa Valley Family Caregiving Alliance