In June 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging (Executive Order N-14-19). The Executive Order affirmed the priority of the health and well-being of older Californians and the need for policies that promote healthy aging.
In August 2019, CCCC former CEO Judy Thomas was named by California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly to serve on the Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a diverse group of stakeholders with varying expertise and experiences who helped to develop components of the Master Plan, including best practices and data metrics, to guide the work of state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age-friendly California.
Current CCCC CEO Jennifer Moore Ballentine remains engaged with the Master Plan for Aging Sacramento group and was recently appointed to the California Department of Aging's Elder & Disability Justice Coordinating Council to continue this important work.
JANUARY 7, 2021
Final Master Plan Includes Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning California’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mark Ghaly and California Department of Aging (CDA) Director Kim McCoy Wade announced yesterday the release of California’s first-ever Master Plan for Aging (MPA). The MPA is designed to provide a comprehensive framework that will prepare the state ... Read More »
SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
The work on California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) reached an important milestone with the September 18 release of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) recommendations to inform the Master Plan for Aging. As a member of the MPA SAC, and the subgroups on healthy aging, workforce, and healthcare integration, CCCC’s CEO, Judy Thomas, JD, was ... Read More »
JULY 30, 2020
Working with palliative leaders in California, CCCC has crafted a set of Recommendations for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning to be integrated into the State’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA), which will serve as a blueprint for state and local government, private sector, and philanthropy as they work together in the coming years to ... Read More »
MARCH 12, 2020
Palliative care and advance care planning have important roles in the care of older adults and persons with disabilities. As development of California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) continues, the palliative care community has an opportunity to help ensure that the Master Plan fully addresses the needs of those with serious illness. The Master Plan ... Read More »
AUGUST 19, 2019
Judy Thomas, JD, CEO of the Coalition for Compassionate Care, has been named by California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly to serve on the Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a diverse group of stakeholders with varying expertise and experiences who will help to develop components of the Master Plan, ... Read More »