This database is here to bridge the research-to-practice gap and ensure that professionals working with families have access to meaningful and quality programs and services. It will assist researchers, program administrators, and practitioners identify successful and innovative programs, and also provide an understanding of what makes these programs successful. The aim of this repository is to:
*highlight fresh ideas from emerging practices
*promote adoption of practices informed by research
Family Caregiving: Emerging Practices & Tools for Professionals is the first step towards the creation of an Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving of cutting edge programs and policies in caregiving and aging. This online Clearinghouse will evolve to include evidence based practices, advocacy efforts and public policies that offer meaningful solutions, strengthen the caregiving voice and support families in their caregiving role. It will also provide dynamic educational opportunities and online communities of a national scope for professionals.