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What We Do
The SCAN Foundation seeks to ensure that all Americans can age with dignity and independence in the place they call home. We do this by providing grant support to activities that raise awareness and engage the public in this important dialogue, support knowledge development that provides insight into realistic policy options, and build upon programs that seek to bridge medical care with supportive services for seniors in ways that respect their individual needs and value their dignity and independence.
We help breathe life into ideas that show promise. As the only independent, non-profit public charity with national reach that has a mission focused exclusively on improving the whole range of health care for seniors, we help bring great ideas from the community level to the California and national stage.
The SCAN Foundation’s vision is a society where seniors receive medical treatment and human services that are integrated in the setting most appropriate to their needs and with the greatest likelihood of a healthy, independent life.
Transforming health care and supportive services for seniors is a complex challenge, with countless moving parts and many voices to consider. As a result, we engage in multiple ways to achieve our goal. We support bringing care-based programs to scale in California through Promising Programs, research that will affect the public and impact policy on the state and federal levels through our support of Policy Solutions, and initiatives that increase public awareness about aging with dignity and independence in our Public Engagement efforts. By encouraging change at every level – individuals, families, communities, California, and the nation at large – we will succeed in advancing a world where all of us can age with dignity, independence, and choice.