Vice President of Access and Inclusion, Karen Davis-Pritchett, M.Ed., contributed to this article on the diverse future of caregivers.
Today, about 30 percent of caregivers self-identify as a racial or ethnic minority. This number will increase in the coming decades. Expanding research and resources, with consideration of the experiences of all caregivers, not just some caregivers, is an imminent priority. Doing so will move toward ensuring black and Latino/Latina (and all other racial and ethnic groups), LQBTQ+, differently abled, impoverished, rural and non-English-speaking caregivers are heard and supported by the caregiving community and community at-large.