DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKGROUP: This workgroup consists of individuals working together in a collaborative nature with a focus on improving support for Underserved Families as identified families of color and other underserved populations. While services and resources are available to families and caregivers in Wisconsin, underserved families frequently experience barriers to accessing typical caregiver support.
THE GOAL: Increase outreach and engagement with all Underserved Populations.
Definition of Underserved Populations
When referring to Underserved Populations, the recent National Family Caregiver Strategy identified the following as Underserved:
WFACSA also recognizes the following populations as Underserved as well:
2023 Workplan Activity: Create partnerships with key agencies that serve underserved populations to build trusted relationships, and improve access to opportunities for advocacy to better meet the needs of families of color and other underserved populations. Specific activities include:
- Review the National Family Caregiver Support Strategy for Grandparents/Relatives as Caregivers
- Leads the work on National Family Caregiver Month
Early in 2020 the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance collaborated with seven statewide family organizations to survey more than 300 families for their opinions on the possible use of Family Navigators within Wisconsin’s Children’s Long-Term Support system. Read the final report here.
If you are interested in learning more about the workgroup, please get in touch with the co-chairs:
Rachel Watkins-Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or TBD.