The Underserved Families Workgroup is focused on improving supports for families of color and other underserved populations. While services and resources are available to families and caregivers in Wisconsin, underserved families including Black, Hispanic, Tribal Communities and Hmong populations frequently experience barriers to access typical caregiver supports.
This workgroup has created a Policy Brief which outlines recommendations related to reaching underserved caregiver populations and families. One recommendation of the group is to promote the role of a Family Navigator/Family Caregiver Navigator. See a sample job description here.
Another way improvement can occur is by building community and statewide networks which can deliver emotional, personal and peer support that all families need.