Rosalynn Carter Summit Puts Spotlight on Need for National Family Caregiving Initiative


Celebrities, policy makers and international dignitaries were part of the 23rd annual Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) National Summit hosted last month at Georgia Southwestern State University.  The event, co-sponsored by Johnson and Johnson, featured national leaders in health policy, Kathy Greenlee, the assistant secretary for the Administration on Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Susan Hill from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Delegates from RCI Korea were also in attendance, sharing their experiences in developing a for-credit caregiving curriculum at The Cyber University of Korea.  The conference’s theme “Averting the Caregiving Crisis: Why We Must Act Now” outlined the concerns of renowned experts about the rising challenges associated with caregiving for the aging US population.

“No caregiver should feel guilty because they have to take care of themselves in order to be able to continue caring for their loved ones,” said former First Lady Rosalynn Carter as she concluded the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s (RCI) 23rd National Summit at its headquarters based on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University.


International delegates from RCI Korea attended the conference and shared their experiences from their home country.  Policymakers at the conference were interested in learning about the implementation of RCI’s 12 proposed recommendations for a National Caregiving Initiative under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act.