Best Practices in Advocacy Eldon L. Wegner, Ph.D. Fifth National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions San Francisco, April 27, 2011. Hawai‘i as a Social Context. Geographically, 7 populated islands, 2500 miles (5 hours flight) from North America;
Best Practices in AdvocacyEldon L. Wegner, Ph.D.
Fifth National Conference for Caregiving Coalitions
San Francisco, April 27, 2011
To give political voice to the needs of family caregivers and shift the long-term care spotlight to FAMILY CAREGIVING.
A.To decide on a single priority issue for the upcoming legislative session;
B.To share other priorities of each advocacy group and note who will take the lead on different legislative issues.
Public policy support for family caregivers can delay or prevent higher cost institutional care and delay or prevent persons from having to enroll in Medicaid.
Eldon L. Wegner, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Hawaii Family Caregiver Coalition
c/o The Caregiver Foundation
95-099 Lauaki Place, Mililani, HI 96789