This grant enables the preparation and dissemination of three reports on the status of American families. The grantee will compile data from a broad range of sources to document the diversity of American families, rather than the individual. A major section of the reports will focus on differences in health care needs and utilization across family types. Specifically, the project will examine: (1) trends in the number and proportion of families that contain one or more members who have a serious chronic illness or other limiting conditions; (2) relative rates of illness and injury; (3) relative rates of health-related behavior; (4) how many people with chronic illness receive care from family members vs. from outside caregivers; (5) the number of families who have multiple serious health problems and the kinds of benefits packages available to them; and (6) the chronic health problems of a spouse, child, or elderly parent and the associated medical care costs (e.g.., stress, economic strain, and disruption). These annual reports will include a compilation of family indicators for the nation, the 50 states, and major metropolitan areas of the country, and will be disseminated to policymakers, journalists, public libraries, and the research community.
Amount Awarded $249,999.00
Awarded on: 7/23/1992
Time frame: 9/1/1992 - 12/31/1999
Grant Number: 19589