UNITING FORCES TO SUPPORT MILITARY CAREGIVERS

Military Caregiver Conference was held 7/29 in Atlanta, GA

Operation Family Caregiver held its inaugural Uniting Forces to Support Military Caregivers summit on July 29, 2016. This one day conference served to heighten awareness behind the unique issues and challenges faced by caregivers of military service members and veterans. Hosted at The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia, this conference targeted military families as well as agencies, and organizations who serve this vulnerable population. Champions for military caregivers served as moderators for panels of discussion focused on the caregiver journey, innovations in military family support, and bringing hidden issues forward that cause military families to struggle. A call to action from all panel discussants guided future discussions and propel national efforts to unite forces to support military caregivers. The day was filled with outstanding military caregiver advocates from Joining Forces, Blue Star Families, Veterans Administration, Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Military and Veteran Caregiver Network, US House of Representatives, 2016 Invictus Gold Medalist Timothy Payne and many more.The conference concluded with a dinner and awards ceremony recognizing significant accomplishments in military caregiving service and scholarships for continued education for military families.

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