On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, The SCAN Foundation's Victoria R. Ballesteros testified to members of the California State Assembly on The SCAN Foundation'spolling work conducted by AP/NORC Center for Health Policy Research. Findings showed that Americans are unprepared and in denial about their long-term care needs. Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee scheduled the hearing titled, “Paying the Price for a Long Life: What’s Next for Long-Term Care Insurance?” in response to statewide concerns about long-term care insurance cost increases.
The Associated Press-NORC Center, with support from The SCAN Foundation, conducted a national surveyof Americans 40 or over to contribute rigorous and highly relevant research to the issue of long-term care.
The Foundation developed its Budget & Financial Planning Tool to assist community-based organizations in developing project-specific budgets, determining both expense and potential revenues over a 5-year time frame.
On September 18, 2012 at the Sacramento Convention Center, the Foundation hosted its annual summit titled, "On the Path to System Transformation: The SCAN Foundation's 2012 California Summit on Transforming Long-Term Services and Supports."
On Thursday, October 25, The SCAN Foundation testified at the Assembly Health Committee’s hearing entitled, “Managed Care Program Initiatives: Assessing the Promise of Coordinated Care.” These comments focus on evaluating the quality of long-term services and supports (LTSS) in a managed care setting, and provide recommendations regarding quality of LTSS in the context of the Coordinated Care Initiative.