In his first Perspectives of the new year, Dr. Chernof reflects on the substantial progress to transform care for older Californians that occurred last year, and highlights some of the key opportunities looking forward.
News on transforming care for older adults
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Reflecting on our 10th anniversary, Driving Change: The SCAN Foundation’s First 10 Years highlights successes during our first decade and recommits to transforming care for older adults, now and for the future.
We’ve been in the news!
- TSF’s Gretchen Alkema spoke to The Sacramento Bee about the need for more coordination across state services.
Dr. Chernof spoke on a Master Plan for Aging panel convened by KPCC’s AirTalk.
Governor Newsom called for the development of a California Master Plan for Aging. Read our overview of the Executive Order. Hear more from TSF’s Sarah Steenhausen, who spoke at the State of Reform conference.
- Get Dr. Chernof’s perspective.
- Learn how the Master Plan can transform California’s currently fragmented system.
- Review details of other states’ master plans.
- Spread the word about the Master Plan using the We Stand With Seniors toolkit!
Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-14-19, calling for the development of a Master Plan for Aging. It outlines the framework for a Master Plan process, with a deadline of October 1, 2020. In Dr. Chernof’s Perspectives, he discusses the importance of designing a Master Plan that reflects what matters most to Californians.
Also, read our #MasterPlan4Aging policy briefs:
- California’s Master Plan for Aging: Transforming a Fragmented System Through Statewide Leadership and Coordination
- Developing California’s Master Plan for Aging: Examples from Other States and Relevant California Efforts
In summer 2016, TSF led a discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival about matching care with a person’s goals to get results. It featured Dr. Chernof and Dr. Mark McClellan, Director of the Center for Health Policy at Duke University, and was moderated by Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times. Listen to the panel here.
“Great struggles sometimes result in unexpected opportunities. In the waning moments of 2012, Congress remained in session to bridge partisan divides to solve the fiscal cliff impasse with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA).
Signing the ATRA into law also achieved policy change on items far beyond the tax code. For example, the new law repealed the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) provision in the Affordable Care Act.” Read on…