master plan for aging subcommittees
Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California.
The Governor’s Executive Order called for the establishment of a Stakeholder Advisory Committee to help develop components of the Master Plan, and advise the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency and the Cabinet-level Workgroup on Aging in the development of the Master Plan. The Executive Order also called for the establishment of two Subcommittees – Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) and Research.
Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee
This Subcommittee will provide input on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) including institutional and home and community-based services, including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS); LTSS access and quality; workforce labor supply and retention; family caregivers; information & referral systems; LTSS financing; and recommendations to stabilize LTSS. A report from this Subcommittee is due March 2020.
This Subcommittee will develop measurable indicators, with baseline data, goals, and a dashboard, to measure the state’s progress on the Master Plan; identify disparities and strategies to measure progress to address those disparities; identify local best practices and promising practices; identify new research findings with significant impact to the Master Plan.
This work group will advise on MPA deliverables through an equity lens, in keeping with the MPA vision, mission, and values and the changing demographics of aging. The EWG will meet a projected four times in the next six months to advise on the MPA deliverables, with participation either in person in Sacramento or via Zoom webinar.