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Prior to coming to AARP in February 2011, Ms. Feinberg was the Director of the Campaign for Better Care, an initiative of the National Partnership for Women & Families to improve chronic care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions. 

From 1985 to 2009, Ms. Feinberg held leadership positions at the San Francisco-based Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), first serving as Manager of Research and Information Programs, and then as Deputy Director of FCA's National Center on Caregiving. She established and directed the National Center, an information and technical assistance resource on caregiving and long-term care for policymakers, service providers, media and families. She conducted policy and applied research studies, and led the first 50-state study on publicly-funded caregiving programs in the U.S. Previously, she served as an Area Agency on Aging Planner and conducted aging policy research at the University of California, San Francisco.

In 2007-2008, Ms. Feinberg was selected as the John Heinz Senate Fellow in Aging, serving in the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. 

Ms. Feinberg has published and lectured widely on family care issues, and has served on numerous national advisory committees and expert panels to address caregiving and long-term care. In 2006, she received the American Society on Aging's Leadership award. 

Selected publications

L. Feinberg, S.C. Reinhard, A. Houser,  & R. Choula, Valuing the Invaluable:2011 Update, The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving, AARP Public Policy Institute Insight on the Issues (Washington, DC: AARP, June 2011).

L.F. Feinberg,  “Caregiver assessment: Understanding the Issues,” American Journal of Nursing, 108, no. 9 (2008): 38-39.

L.F. Feinberg, K. Wolkwitz & C. Goldstein, Ahead of the Curve: Emerging Trends and Practices in Family Caregiver Support, AARP Public Policy Institute Fact Sheet (Washington, DC:  AARP, March 2006).

L.F. Feinberg  & S. L. Newman, “Preliminary experiences of the states in implementing the National Family Caregiver Support Program: A 50-state study,” Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 18, (2006): 127-138.

L.F. Feinberg, S.L. Newman, L. Gray, K. Kolb & W. Fox-Grage.  The State of the States in Family Caregiver Support: A 50-State Study. (San Francisco, CA: National Center on Caregiving, Family Caregiver Alliance, November 2004). 

L.F. Feinberg & S. L. Newman,“A study of 10 states since passage of the National Family Caregivers Support Program: Policies, perceptions and program development,” The Gerontologist, 44, no. 6 (2004): 760-769.

L.F. Feinberg, “Caregiving on the public policy agenda,” In C. Levine (ed.). Always on Call: When Illness Turns Families into Caregivers. ( Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press: 193-207).

L.F. Feinberg & C.J. Whitlatch, “Are persons with cognitive impairment able to state consistent choices?”  The Gerontologist, 41, no. 3 (2001): 374-382.


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