The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving and Johnson & Johnson formed a partnership in 2001 to develop a signature program in caregiving. This partnership builds on the foundational work in caregiving accomplished by the RCI during the last 23 years and builds on the credo of Johnson & Johnson to be "responsible to the communities in which we live and work" and "encourage better health and education.
RCI believes there must be a fundamental shift in how our nation values caregiving and caregivers. We believe that all sectors of society must come together in new ways to develop solutions. The long-term goal is for community agencies, hospitals, and other groups serving caregivers to adopt caregiving programs that have been proven effective through research.
Although many interventions with proven positive outcomes for caregivers have been developed in clinical trials, most have not been translated into programs at the community level where the caregivers live. Through our unique public/private partnership with Johnson & Johnson, we have been funding non-profit organizations across the country to implement selected evidence-based caregiver programs to better meet the needs of family caregivers in their own communities.
Since 2007, these translational sites have been actively sharing their successes and challenges to help identify best practices in effective implementation of evidence-based programs for caregivers.