Pacesetter Prize

The Pacesetter Prize was created in 2017 to honor states making significant progress in improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers. LTSS are a broad range of day-to-day supports needed by people with chronic health conditions and challenges with daily living activities.

Using data from the AARP LTSS State Scorecard, the Pacesetter Prize is awarded to four states in the following Scorecard dimensions: (1) Affordability and Access, (2) Choice of Setting and Provider, (3) Support for Family Caregivers, and (4) Effective Transitions. This prize seeks to recognize states that are actively building a high-quality infrastructure for aging Americans, and to help all states learn best practices from each other.