As the U.S. population gets older and increasingly diverse, state leaders and other stakeholders recognize the need to advance state-level, cross-sector planning efforts to ensure that the needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers are met over the coming decades. A Master Plan for Aging (MPA) is one such approach to comprehensive planning. A new tool created by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) describes why an MPA is an effective approach to address the needs of an aging population, outlines the core goals of an MPA, and details strategies to generate buy-in and build momentum for an MPA.
This webinar, hosted and made possible by The SCAN Foundation, will introduce the newly launched Getting Started with a Master Plan for Aging tool (https://www.chcs.org/resource/getting-started-with-a-master-plan-for-aging/). CHCS will outline eight key “building blocks” that state leaders, advocates, industry leaders, and other interested stakeholders can use to gain governor and legislature support for an MPA in their states. Leaders from California will share their experience of building public support and implementing an MPA.
Health care policymakers, state officials, advocates, and other interested stakeholders are invited to join this 60-minute event.