Read a new Bipartisan Policy Center brief identifying key challenges and opportunities to expanding Medicare and Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS), as well as policy options for congressional consideration.
News on transforming care for older adults
Join our president & CEO at two national events highlighting key issues in transforming care for older adults:
- June 8 at Forbes Health in Action: Dr. Mohanty and a panel of experts will discuss challenges in reaching older adults and other vulnerable populations during the pandemic.
- June 9 at the National Health Equity Summit: Dr. Mohanty will moderate a panel on eradicating ageism as a critical component of advancing health equity.
The California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports (CCLTSS) and Regional Coalitions advocate to transform care for older adults and people with disabilities, including support for the Master Plan for Aging.
- Read a blog highlighting recent Senior Advocacy Day activities.
- Attend local forums across the state to learn more about the Master Plan for Aging.
- Visit the CCLTSS Master Plan for Aging legislation tracker.
The TSF 2021 Innovation Award recognizes organizations that embrace the principles of human-centered design to improve the lives of older adults in California. These could include a range of contributions, such as:
- Research with older adults to better understand their needs, wants, and preferences;
- Ideation and iteration with older adults in product, program, or service design
Learn more about the 2021 Innovation Award and apply today!
Join us at Forbes Health in Action on June 8 to hear about challenges on reaching vulnerable populations during the pandemic, and its unique impact on older Americans.
- Sarita Mohanty, The SCAN Foundation
- John Kao, Alignment Healthcare
- Bruce Japsen, Forbes
Join us on June 9 at the National Health Equity Summit where a distinguished panel will address eradicating ageism as a critical component of advancing health equity.
- Sarita Mohanty, The SCAN Foundation (Moderator)
- Ken Dychtwald, Age Wave
- Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor, FrameWorks Institute
- Phyllis Meadows, Kresge Foundation
- Terry Fulmer, The John A. Hartford Foundation
Read recent articles highlighting thoughts from our new President and CEO, Dr. Sarita Mohanty, and TSF grantee work:
- The New York Times spoke with Dr. Mohanty on how COVID-19 made many families and older adults reconsider nursing home care.
- In an op-ed for The Hill, Dr. Mohanty shares why investing in a Master Plan for Aging and person-centered care models is essential.
- The Sacramento Bee article describes how the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) helps older adults age well in community during COVID-19 (via UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program).
- The Associated Press reported that Americans believe government should help adults age at home, according to a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.
A new Health Affairs blog explores how a personalized, interdisciplinary approach to home-based primary care can improve health outcomes for people with complex needs during the pandemic and beyond.
California leads the way with a Master Plan for Aging, and other states are considering the opportunity. A key element of a successful Master Plan is committed leadership from elected officials. Learn more about Master Plan activities in California and other states:
- Read a new report from National Conference of State Legislatures highlighting policy approaches for meeting the needs of an aging population, including a Master Plan.
- Watch a briefing on a recent California poll where voters called for state leaders to invest in equity and the Master Plan.
This spring, J. Wallin Opinion Research surveyed 1,000 likely voters across California to gauge support of the Master Plan for Aging. Findings showed that voters want elected officials and state leaders to invest in the Master Plan for Aging, with a focus on equity and those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Learn more about the survey and share key findings:
- Presentation: Understanding Voters’ Perspectives on California’s Master Plan for Aging
- Press release
- Infographic & social media toolkit
A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research (AP-NORC) shows strong public support for government policies to help people age in their own homes and communities. Given the choice, most Americans want to receive care and support at home as they grow older.
Apply now for the The John A. Hartford Foundation 2021 Business Innovation Award. The award recognizes community-based organizations for their strategic partnerships with health care entities serving older adults and people with disabilities. Nominations due by May 14, 2021.
Read a new report from the National Academy of Medicine on how care systems responded to COVID-19, outlining priority actions to move forward on person-centered care and public health efforts.
Read two recent articles highlighting TSF-supported work.
- The New York Times describes re-thinking care beyond nursing homes, and how states are responding through a Master Plan for Aging.
- The Conversation/Yahoo News discusses racial and other disparities when addressing care preferences of older people, and how health systems can become more person-centered.
To better serve people living with complex care needs, a recent report from by the Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs outlines core competencies for providers in this field.
- Attend a webinar hosted by Grantmakers in Aging and Grantmakers in Health to learn more about the Core Competencies for Frontline Complex Care Providers.
- Funders can also check out Creating New Connections: How Philanthropy Can Support Better Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs for insights on key issues and ways to deepen their work.
Medicare Advantage plans have historic flexibility to provide nonmedical benefits — such as food, prescription delivery, and housing assistance — to meet the needs of their members with complex health conditions. Read more about these Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) from the Better Care Playbook:
- ATI Advisory and Long-Term Quality Alliance explore the promising potential of SSBCI.
- ATI Advisory outlines actionable strategies for plans and providers to implement SSBCI.
Read a new brief from Resources for Integrated Care on key considerations for effective partnerships between health plans and community-based organizations (CBOs) to meet members’ needs, such as meal delivery, social engagement activities, and transportation.
- Learn about the growth of cross-sector partnerships in a recent blog post from the Better Care Playbook.
Results from an Aging and Disability Business Institute (ADBI) survey offer insights to help CBOs present a business case to health care entities.
- Read a blog post from the Better Care Playbook about Area Agencies on Aging meeting health-related social needs; and
- Complete CBO readiness assessments from ADBI.
Eight foundation leaders herald the California’s Master Plan for Aging, calling forth the importance of partnership and priorities to ensure equity in aging with dignity and independence for all.