The 2018–2022 IACO strategic plan outlines four strategic priorities that will promote greater awareness and recognition of carers; inform decision makers about the role and impact of caring; educate stakeholders about the effect carers have on health, social and economic viability; and set out a global strategic and action plan to meet carer priorities.
FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC GOAL
By 2022, countries around the world will recognise carers and endorse a collective commitment to action.
INCREASE AWARENESS AND RECOGNITION OF CARERS
IACO will increase global awareness and recognition of carers in countries across the globe and with prominent health and social organisations by 2021.
ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPACT OF CARING
Beginning in 2018, IACO will promote awareness and understanding of the impact and influence carers have on care recipients’ health outcomes, health and social care systems and economies.
CREATE A GLOBAL STRATEGY AND COMMITMENT TO ACTION FOR CARERS
By 2022, IACO will provide an evidence-based foundation and call to action to foster a worldwide movement to recognise and support carers through the creation and promotion of a Global Carers Strategy and Action Plan.
FACILITATE CAPACITY BUILDING
IACO will create a sustainable alliance recognised as a valued international source for networking, building awareness and facilitating action for carers across the world.