December 28, 2020
Caring for Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Southeast Asian American Caregivers
By: Diverse Elders

This article originally appeared on American Society on Aging.

Start time 11:00 AM Pacific
End time 12:30 PM Pacific
Diverse Elders Coalition The John A Hartford Foundation SEARAC RRF Foundation for Aging

Sponsored by the Diverse Elders Coalition

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Includes complimentary CEs

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This webinar will help providers further their understanding of the experiences of Southeast Asian American caregivers and improve their multicultural capacities to meet these caregivers’ needs. This webinar is part of the cultural competency training curriculum created by the staff of the Diverse Elders Coalition and its six member organizations, with the support of a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.

Much of the research and many of the statistics cited in the training were the result of a 15-month planning grant, during which the coalition completed a literature review, a survey of diverse family caregivers and a series of focus groups with family caregivers in diverse communities. The research was conducted nationwide, in eight languages, and was led by the older adults and caregivers represented by the coalition.

Participants of this webinar will be able to:

  • Identify and address the unique needs and caregiving realities of Southeast Asian American caregivers;
  • Gain an understanding of how culture impacts Southeast Asian American caregivers’ perceptions of care and their health outcomes; and,
  • Develop skills to deliver Southeast Asian American–competent, person-directed care to improve health outcomes among Southeast Asian American caregivers.


Sina Sam Sina Sam manages partner relations and community support campaigns at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). She has more than a decade of community organizing and campaign advocacy experience in the Southeast Asian American community, as well as intergenerational building and caretaking.
Lauren Pongan Lauren Pongan (she/her) is the Diverse Elders Coalition national director. She designs and implements strategies that strengthen community-based organizations’ and their leaders’ mastery of policy, advocacy and communication for social imp