Enacted on July 12, California’s 2021-22 budget addresses longstanding system challenges impacting older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers. Read our fact sheet to learn about key investments to support implementation of the Master Plan for Aging and California’s Home- and Community-Based Spending Plan.
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Explore the latest toolkit from The National Center for Complex Health & Social Needs comprised of best practices for developing complex care programs.
A Generations Today article explains how Medicare Advantage plans are using special supplemental benefits to offer home- and community-based services, address social determinants of health, and improve the lives of their members.
New research from the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation shares Medicare-Medicaid beneficiary perspectives on integrated care and offers recommendations to improve enrollment.
- Read Listening to Dually Eligible Individuals: Person-Centered Enrollment Strategies for Integrated Care.
- Check out the Person-Centered Enrollment Strategies for Integrated Care Toolkit.
- Watch an expert panel discuss the findings and recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 250 federal regulatory changes have occurred in response to COVID-19, and will likely continue in the near future. Read Health Management Associates’ new analysis and blog on updates to Medicare regulatory flexibilities since July 2020 (co-funded with The Commonwealth Fund).
Learn about the Community Care Connections program that helps older adults with complex needs navigate medical and social services, and shows promise on reducing acute care utilization.