CSAC Bulletin Article

CSAC and County Affiliates Submit Comments for Master Plan for Aging

December 19, 2019

Significant progress continues to be made toward the development of the state’s Master Plan for Aging. In order to begin gathering written feedback from the numerous stakeholders involved in this process, the Department of Aging established a deadline of December 13 for initial comments and recommendations.

CSAC coordinated a county coalition letter that outlines broad county principles for consideration as the California Health and Human Services Agency, the California Department of Aging, and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee evaluate recommendations and policy changes that impact county programs and responsibilities.

Joining CSAC on this letter were the County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA), the California Association of Public Authorities (CAPA), the California Association of Public Administrators, Public Guardians, and Public Conservators (CAPAPGPC), the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), and the Urban Counties of California (UCC). The county principles highlighted in the letter are:

  • Build on strengths of local successes in delivery of services
  • Strengthen service delivery while retaining local flexibility to meet local needs
  • Increase collaboration and coordination across programs and services
  • Ensure equitable access to services
  • Additional funding for workforce and programs to meet growing needs and gaps in services
  • Adequate funding for current responsibilities

Numerous Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings, Subcommittee meetings, and other engagement opportunities are scheduled in the coming weeks and months. CSAC and county affiliates will continue to engage in those meetings, particularly as specific recommendations begin to be evaluated.

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