Foundation Publications

2015-2016 Proposed Budget: Impact on California's Older Adults and People with Disabilities

On January 9, California Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget, outlining his spending plan for the coming fiscal year beginning on July 1. Download/read our latest fact sheet below that highlights key initiatives and program adjustments in California's proposed 2015-16 budget impacting the state's older adults and people with disabilities.

Defining the Business Case for Targeted Care Coordination

A new report and series of briefs from Avalere Health explores the use of non-medical data to better coordinate care for high risk Medicare beneficiaries, which can lead to improvements in care while providing health plans a return on investment.

This pdf download contains all three briefs titled:

California's Coordinated Care Initiative: August 2014 Update

This fact sheet provides updated information on enrollment, implementation issues, and program changes in California’s Coordinated Care Initiative since operations began in April 2014.

Raising Expectations: California’s 2014 Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard Results

The 2nd State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports shows California ranked 9th overall.  While California ranks higher than most states, much work remains to be done to improve affordability, quality, and coordination of services within the state’s system of care to ensure that older adults and people with disabilities can access needed services to support independence and quality of life.  The Scorecard is the first step in initiating a conversation about system performance, areas for opportunity, and the importance of continued system transformation in Califor

Latino Voters Not Prepared for Aging

Testimony from Victoria Ballesteros, MA, director of communications, at the April 1, 2014 California Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care reveals a clear and disconcerting picture: Latino voters age 40-plus are consistently more worried and less financially prepared than the rest of the state's voters when it comes to long-term care.

2014-2015 Proposed Budget: Impact on California’s Seniors and People with Disabilities

On January 9, 2014, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released his proposed budget, outlining his spending plan for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015. The SCAN Foundation fact sheet, 2014-2015 Proposed Budget: Impact on California’s Seniors and People with Disabilities, provides an overview of initiatives and program adjustments that would impact California’s seniors and people with disabilities.

California's Behavioral Health System

This LTC Fundamentals brief provides background on California’s behavioral health system, changes under parity requirements and the Affordable Care Act, and integration initiatives that are re-shaping current delivery systems with the intention of expanding access and improving services.

Achieving Person-Centered Care Through Care Coordination

The SCAN Foundation aims to identify models of care that bridge medical care and supportive service systems in an effort to meet people’s needs, values, and preferences. Care coordination is a central component of this vision, which ultimately leads to more personcentered care.