Thank you for your interest in our Public Policy page. As a private non-profit agency, we receive much of our funding from State and Federal grants. We regularly review public policy at the local, state, and federal level related to caregiving and community based long term care. On this page you will find updated information on public policy issues impacting family caregivers. We have posted a list of our local elected officials and the latest action alerts on issues impacting caregiving.
If you have a public policy issue you'd like to discuss or would like guidance on how to be an advocate and inform your elected officials and decision-makers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put CAN in the subject heading or call our office at 800-543-8312 and ask for our Director, Claudia Ellano-Ota. We are happy to discuss the issues with you and provide guidance for your advocacy efforts. Caregivers may volunteer to influence public policy in favor of family caregivers by serving as advocates at the state and federal levels. The Caregiver Advocacy Network (CAN) is a list of caregivers and advocates that can be called upon to visit legislators, speak on caregiving issues to media or at hearings, and provide other valuable input.
To learn more about public policy and family caregiving, link to Family Caregiver Alliance at www.caregiver.org and click on the tab for Public Policy and Research. There you can learn about a variety of issues and sign up for the Caregiving Policy Digest e-mails.
Date: March 29, 2013
You are invited to attend the Orange County Aging Services Collaborative’s upcoming Spring 2013 Town Hall series. This year we will hold “town hall style” events on issues surrounding hot topics in senior transportation, senior nutrition, and senior housing. All town halls are open to the public at no charge. Please RSVP Christine Chow at Christine@ocagingservicescollaborative.org or at 800-272-3900. April [...]
Date: December 11, 2012
OCASC–UPDATE 12-10 Sequestration Points.
Date: June 29, 2012
Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs) were kept in the Governor’s signed budget and will be moved to the State’s Department of Health Care Services! This was made possible thanks to the support of YOU – our stakeholders – who have advocated so strongly on our behalf and on behalf of family caregivers! YOU made a difference and we gratefully say “Thank [...]
Date: June 19, 2012
Thank you to all who have written, emailed, called and faxed but the Governor needs to hear from us again!! Your efforts kept us on the budget — now it’s time to tell the Governor to accept the budget AS PROPOSED BY THE LEGISLATURE. Click on: SAVING the CRCs 6-19-12** Please enter your contact information, then ”SUBMIT” — You will then be [...]
Date: May 30, 2012
ACT NOW! ASK GOVERNOR BROWN TO REINSTATE FUNDING FOR THE CALIFORNIA CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTERS Family members, friends, business leaders, health care providers and institutions, students, community members – – anyone who cares about families caring for a loved one with acquired brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and related dementia – – should communicate with [...]
Date: May 21, 2012
Please attend (if you live in south Orange County, CA) a “Town Hall” format that includes a continental breakfast! This public forum will include an interactive discussion on the issues of aging, memory loss, dementia, and research. We encourage you to speak out in opposition of the elimination of the Caregiver Resource Centers! Click to find out more about the: May 25th 2012 [...]
Date: May 08, 2012
Dear Caregiver Advocates, Your voices were heard once again! Yesterday, Assembly Sub #1 voted to reject the Governor’s proposal to eliminate the CRCs! Thanks to all who made calls and have visited legislators. The caregivers from our sites up north who attended in Sacramento and provided testimony along with testimony from other statewide organizations’ leadership was overwhelming! Your calls and [...]
Date: April 24, 2012
Dear Caregiver Advocates, Thank you for all of your efforts to let our state elected officials know that you oppose the Governor’s proposal to eliminate the California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs). Many of you have written letters, attended a Town Hall event, signed the on-line petition and made phone calls! On April 12, the Senate Budget Subcommittee voted 3-0 to [...]
Date: March 29, 2012
Caregivers Speak Out In support of the Caregiver Resource Center A program of St. Jude Medical Center Excerpts from letters written to Orange County Legislators by caregivers to save OCRC from the FY12-13 State Budget cuts proposed by California Governor Jerry Brown. TheOrangeCaregiverResourceCenterprovides critical, cost-effective services to support families, like mine, who struggle . . . [...]