The Long-Term Care Policy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (RedCUIDAR+) is launched in August 2020 to support Latin American and Caribbean countries’ efforts and increase their institutional and technical capacity in the area of long-term care services. The initiative is sponsored by the Interamerican Development Bank, the European Union Program EUROsociAL+, and the French Development Agency.
The main objective of the Network is to promote and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences among participating members, and to promote collaboration opportunities amongst the policymakers in charge of long-term care policies in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) and policy experts in the field. In this way, the Network is expected to contribute to the development of the institutional and technical capacity of countries in the region and to promote good practices in the implementation of long-term care services.
The Long-Term Care Policy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean has invited 26 countries in the region to participate. Each member country will have a focal point in the Network, although more than one institution per country is invited to participate.
The Network will encourage an active regional participation in discussions around key aspects regarding long-term care and will promote conversations all around the region. With the participation of international experts in the field, the following activities are planned: regional, sub-regional, and national seminars, workshops, webinars, and members’ exchanges on topics related to long-term care. The Network will also support member countries by providing assistance to perform research studies and implement pilot initiatives.
- Annual meetings
- Exchanges among peers, within and outside the region
- Technical support
Launching meeting of RedCuidar+, August 26, 2020.
Second meeting of RedCuidar+: Long-term care service supply, November 13, 2020.
Third meeting of RedCuidar+: Long-term care system financing, April 8, 2021.