First-ever National Strategy on Family Caregiving Released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a broad national strategy that provides the roadmap needed for federal, state, and local governments, as well as businesses and communities, to better support family caregivers.

The 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers identifies hundreds of actions that federal agencies will take to prioritize improving access to respite care, including family caregivers as part of a person’s care team, strengthening the direct care workforce, and helping to ensure caregivers’ financial security. The strategy includes corresponding actions for states and the private sector.

The National Strategy was developed by two Congressionally-mandated councils, the RAISE Family Caregiving and the Supporting Grandfamilies Raising Grandchildren Councils. The Councils are supported by the Administration for Community Living, in partnership with The John A. Hartford Foundation and the National Academy for State Health Policy.

The National Strategy lays out specific ways any organization with a vested interest in supporting family caregivers can act. Supportive actions include:

  • Reading the report and publicly committing to suggested actions and ways your organization will support the National Strategy.
  • Using publicly available resources like social media posts, template emails to your networks and prewritten press releases to publicize and express support for the National Strategy.

Read and download the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers and resources to help you take action. See also RAISE Act State Policy Roadmap for Family Caregivers.