Atlas of Caregiving, along with key partners, are collaborating with Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund), the Community Foundation (AAACF), and the Fremont Area Community Foundation (FACF), as well as Michigan organizations and communities to better support family caregiving by developing deeper personal and professional understandings of the caregiving experience.
Atlas of Caregiving is leading a “cohort” of 7 organizations in the Mapping Ourselves program, which will teach participants how to use a collection of tools to investigate their caring efforts and human connections. The program will also aim to and spark social conversations around care.
Members of the cohort are also participate and collaborate on measuring and evaluating the impact of the program on individuals, the community, and the organization; we will all work together to translate learnings into policy and program changes.
The project, its methods, and its learnings will be shared openly with the public. The work is designed to generate a transformational shift in two different ways: by empowering project participants to more fully leverage their individual and collective capacities to care for themselves and others; and by sparking interest and involvement in the wider Michigan community.