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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California ranked 11th overall on the 2023 Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard. This brief provides an overview of California’s Scorecard performance, and key recommendations for improving the California LTSS system to better serve older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers. VIEW FULL BRIEF

On January 10, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom released California’s 2023-24 proposed budget. The proposal includes program changes that impact services for older adults and people with disabilities.

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California Health & Human Services Agency and Department of Aging Release the Master Plan for Aging (January 6, 2021)