After two years of significant collaboration and action, much progress has been made towards fulfilling the five bold goals of California’s Master Plan on Aging (MPA). These goals are:
- Goal 1: Housing for All Ages and Stages
- Goal 2: Health Reimagined
- Goal 3: Inclusion & Equity, Not Isolation
- Goal 4: Caregiving that Works
- Goal 5: Affording Aging
This good work is summarized in the IMPACT Stakeholder Committee’s recent report, providing feedback on what has been done so far, and recommendations for moving forward. This Implementing the Master Plan for Aging in California Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Committee was created through the MPA in 2021 – which charged the California Department of Aging (CDA) to appoint and convene the Committee as a way to provide guidance on implementation. The IMPACT Committee focuses on accountability, outcomes, and continued improvement toward the realization of the goals listed above.
The Year 2 report highlights significant community engagement, robust budget investments made in programs to support older adults and people with disabilities that are positively affecting people’s lives right now, an all of government approach to aging (meaning that all policy is aging policy, with MPA initiatives spanning nearly every agency across state government), and the successful roll out of new MPA initiatives.
Going forward in continuing to fulfilling the five ambitious goals of the MPA, the report provides Year 3 implementation recommendations of:
- Building a home care system that works for all Californians
- Ending older adult homelessness in California
- Using the MPA to advance equity in aging
For more information, read the full report: IMPACT Committee Report: Master Plan for Aging’s Year 2 in Review.