ADVISORY: Dr. Jill Biden to Discuss the Challenges Facing Caregivers and the Policy Solutions
Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, February 5, Dr. Jill Biden will deliver remarks at a Center for American Progress event examining the breadth of caregiving challenges facing many different communities—from families with aging relatives, to people with disabilities, to military families, to individuals dealing with their own illnesses, and more.
Increasingly, families across the country are navigating myriad caregiving challenges every day. All Americans will need care at some point in their lives, and there are currently 41.6 million caregivers across the United States, almost half of whom provide complex chronic care. Following Dr. Biden’s remarks, a panel of experts will highlight the diverse needs of families and explore what steps we can take to find responsive solutions that work for all families.
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States
Dr. Barbara Bedney, The Jewish Federations of North America
Henry Claypool, American Association of People with Disabilities
Faith Culbreath, Service Employees International Union, or SEIU
Dr. Henry Pacheco, National Hispanic Council on Aging, or NHCOA
Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
February 5, 2014
1:00 p.m. ET – 2:30 p.m. ET
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005