The center activities will advance the science of caregiving for persons with disabilities while simultaneously disseminating existing (and center generated) evidence-based resources to increase access to state-of-the art family caregiver support. Our center operates with a philosophy of engagement science in which our research is grounded in addressing practical care delivery challenges through the intensive input of diverse stakeholders.
In order to achieve our vision, the Center will conduct research, training, dissemination and technical assistance with the following goals:
- Advance state-of-the-science research in caregiving, rehabilitation, and digital self-management support for persons with disabilities and their family caregivers with the goal of maintaining independent living in the community,
- Train health and rehabilitation providers and researchers in family caregiving science and practice,
- Leverage findings from center research projects to advance the capacity of healthcare and public health systems to deliver high-quality, tailored support to family caregivers of persons with disabilities,
- Utilize dynamic mechanisms to translate and disseminate knowledge to persons with disabilities, family caregivers, policymakers, service providers, researchers, employers, and other key stakeholders.