California Policy

Public policy impacts many aspects of aging, ranging from how people and their families access health care, housing, transportation, and other services in their communities. Developing solutions to the challenges that people face as they grow older requires addressing these issues at the state and local levels.

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On January 10, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom released the 2020-21 proposed budget. The proposal includes program changes that specifically impact services for older adults and people with disabilities.
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof reflects on the substantial progress to transform care for older Californians that has occurred over the past 12 months, and highlights some of the key opportunities in 2020.

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2019 Master Plan for Aging Forum: Designing a System Built Around People and Partnerships