Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award
Named in honor of a great humanitarian, the
Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award is the highest award given in the caregiving field. This award recognizes leadership in implementing innovative partnerships between community agencies and caregiving researchers that bridge the gap between science and practice. These partnerships help move effective caregiver support programs to widespread use in the community more quickly and efficiently.
The award winning team will be announced at the 2014 RCI Gala Awards Banquet to be held the evening of October 23, 2014 at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. In addition to a beautiful statuette executed by renowned sculptor Frank Eliscu, designer of the Heisman Trophy, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will present the team with a cash award of $20,000. This special cash award is to support the team's efforts in implementing effective caregiver interventions at the community level.
Winning partnerships shall have clearly demonstrated:
Dedication to developing effective evidence-based caregiver interventions that improve the health and well being of caregivers;
Collaboration and partnerships between all stakeholders in the caregiving process;
Potential for developing or more effectively using financial, educational, and
human resources to support caregivers;
Effective reach into the target population;
Potential to serve as a model for other individuals, groups, organizations or
communities in efforts to better support caregivers.