Help for Family Caregivers in the ACA - They Gave Us an Inch, We Need a Mile!

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) acknowledges and has made provisions for assisting caregivers  in 17 places within the Act. This web seminar will explain the most important of these provisions in easy-to-understand terms. Join caregiver advocates John Schall, CEO of the Caregiver Action Network, and Dr. Jamie Huysman, co-author of “Take Your Oxygen First,” for an informative session on what the ACA offers and where it doesn’t go far enough.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast how the ACA raises the profile of and affects family caregivers in our culture;
  • Identify the role of the six advisory boards mandated by the ACA that require participation by family caregivers;
  • Name the programs created within the ACA that benefit family caregivers; and,
  • Describe where the ACA has not gone far enough to assist family caregivers and what to do about it.


John Schall is a public policy and communications professional with noted expertise in a wide range of policy fields, including healthcare, labor, education, economic development, taxation, and budget policy. He became CEO of the Caregiver Action Network (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) in June 2012.
Dr. Jamie Huysman is a fierce advocate for integrated, patient-centered healthcare, behavioral health, and a workforce in touch with its own wellness. Huysman’s leadership for a nonprofit offering direct service to caregivers, combined with key positions for several prominent hospital systems, uniquely qualifies him to address today’s maze of healthcare reforms.