Advocacy Committee

Purpose

To discuss and implement strategies consistent with the YHAA Strategic Plan that advance policies, programs and projects that promote the well-being of older adults in Yolo County.

Members of the public and representatives of senior advocacy and services organizations meet monthly to discuss, develop, and implement strategies consistent with the YHAA Strategic Plan that advance policies, programs and projects promoting the well-being of older adults and caregivers in Yolo County.

Current policy priority areas:
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia education, care, and services
  • Affordable and accessible housing
  • Advance care planning and long term care financing
  • Increasing adult day services
  • Rural services and supports

The Advocacy Committee meets the first Thursday of every month, 10:30am-noon at 600 A Street, Room 101, Davis, CA.  Members of the public are welcome. To be added to the Advocacy Committee agenda email list contact sheila.allen@yolohealthyaging.org.


California Master Plan for Aging

On June 10, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order directing the development of a Master Plan for Aging. The Executive Order directs the Secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency to convene a cabinet-level workgroup for Aging to advise the Secretary in developing and issuing the Master Plan.  It also directs HHS to convene a Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, which will include a Research Subcommittee and a Long-Term Care Subcommittee. 

Below you will find links to more information on the California Masterplan for Aging:

Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order

Governor Newsom Calls for a Master Plan for Aging – Press Release

Master Plan for Aging Home Page – CA Department of Health and Human Services

California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports – Recommendations

“A Shattered System: Reforming Long Term Care in California” A report from the California Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee


Letters of Support

Below you will find letters of support related to priority policy legislation. To find and track California Legislation go to http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/

Master Plan for Aging – Caregiver Workforce Development: Support AB 1382

Preserving Access to Affordable Medications: Support AB 824

Budget request to support website that provides research-based, unbiased information about long-term services and supports such as nursing home, assisted living, and home care agencies: CalQuality.org support letter


Advocacy Meeting Agendas