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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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November 9, 2018
  • 1 in 5 US adults provide regular care or assistance to a family member or friend with a health problem or disability.
  • Many caregivers report high psychological stress and spend an average of nearly $7,000 in out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving each year.
  • Public health professionals can learn more about the challenges of and recommendations for caregiving, including the unique circumstances of caregivers in rural areasexternal icon.

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Page last reviewed: November 9, 2018