Evaluation of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Diversity Program: Successes and Challenges


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In 2004, we provided funding to the Erie County Caregiver Coalition and the University at Buffalo to bring the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program to Erie and Niagara counties in western New York. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program for caregivers designed to provide caregivers with the tools they need to take care of themselves.

This evaluation report describes lessons learned from the coalition’s efforts to increase diversity among participants in Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes by recruiting and training leaders to run the classes in African American, Hispanic, and Native American communities from 2008 to 2012. Findings from the evaluation provide examples of dissemination challenges and strategies that may apply to other outreach efforts in the community.


Focus Area: Vulnerable Older Adults

Category: Evaluation, Infographic, Report, Toolkit

Date Published: February 1, 2013