MPA In Action

  • Graphic text and images. Background image of older adults putting their hands together. They are standing in a circle. The image is in greyscale. Overlayed is an orange outline of the state of California with the following text in blue: Together We Engage.

    September 16th, 2021

    Equity in Aging Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Equity in Aging Advisory Committee (EAAC) will convene for the third time this year. The purpose of the EEAC is to advise the Administration on the implementation of the MPA, as well as CDA on the planning and implementation of aging and disability programs, services, data collection, and staff development.

  • Graphic text and images. Disability and Aging Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting, August 26, 2021 from 9 am to Noon. An intergenerational collage of older adults and people with disabilities including a woman in a wheelchair with her partner standing next to her, the couple is petting a dog; diverse adults with their arms over each other’s shoulders, smiling down at the camera; A Latino adult couple, the woman is using a walker, both are laughing; an older adult holding a flower, she is in a garden and wearing a sun hat. The California Health and Human Services logo and Together We Engage logos are visible in the left and right-hand corners.

    August 26th, 2021

    Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee will convene for the second time on August 26th. The purpose of this committee is to advance community living, inclusion, and integration across California. The committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency, in addition to other state entities, on community living policies and programs, including but not limited to long-term services and supports, transportation and housing, and employment opportunities. The meeting is open to the public. ASL and closed captioning will be provided.

  • Logo graphic. A thick blue line forms a circular pattern. Inside the thick blue line at the top it reads, Equity in Aging; at the bottom it reads, aging.ca.gov. The center of the circle is white with the following text: California for All Ages. “For” and “All’ is emphasized in a bright orange color.

    July 14th, 2021

    The MPA Releases First Progress Report

    The Master Plan for Aging (MPA) is pleased to release its first progress report, reflecting work across the Governor's Cabinet to build a California for ALL Ages. The Administration identified over 100 MPA initiatives for implementation in 2021-2022. The report highlights the MPA's age-, disability-, and dementia- friendly work that has been implemented since the Plan's launch in January.

  • Graphic text and images. Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar Series; Culturally Responsive Programs and Services in Rural Communities; July 7, 2021, 10 to 11 am. Includes a background collage of diverse older adults; the California for All Ages, Equity in Aging logo is overlayed to the left. To the right, there are three headshots of the featured presenters, including Shannon Gadd from the Mariposa Health and Human Services Agency, Seng S. Yang of the Hmong Cultural Center in Butte County, and Deb Winkle of the Blue Lake Rancheria tribe. The Department of Aging logo is visible in the bottom right-hand corner.

    July 7th, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #9

    On July 7th, CDA hosted our ninth and final Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Responsive Programs and Services in Rural Communities. We heard from We heard from leaders in Mariposa, Butte, and Humboldt counties on ways that organizations are striving to ensure the inclusion of ALL older residents and their cultural values into the planning and implementation of older adult programs and services. Our speakers shared program and service delivery considerations that are unique to rural communities, as well as lessons learned and best practices for harnessing and building upon local assets and resources while working with and for older adults. The video, slides, and transcript are posted to the Equity in Aging Resource Center.

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    July 1st, 2021

    CHHS Announces IMPACT Stakeholder Committee Members

    On July 1st, CHHS announced the Implementing the MPA in California Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Committee, with membership representing diverse areas of expertise and experience in aging, disability, and racial justice programs, operations, services, and policy. This committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency on the implementation of the Master Plan for Aging, focusing on accountability, outcomes, and continuous improvement towards the Plan’s five bold goals for 2030. The first IMPACT Stakeholder Committee meeting will be July 14th.

  • Graphic text and images. Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar Series; Culturally Responsive Programs with and for Older Immigrants and Refugees. June 2, 2021, 10 to 11 am. Includes a background collage of diverse older adults; the California for All Ages, Equity in Aging logo is overlayed to the left. To the right, there are three headshots of the featured presenters, including Wajeeta Kahn of La Familia, Brittney Johnson from the California Department of Social Services, and Velia Gitari from the Union of Pan Asian Communities. The Department of Aging logo is visible in the bottom right-hand corner.

    June 2nd, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #8

    On June 2nd, CDA hosted our eighth Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs with and for Older Immigrant and Refugees. Our panelists shared resources and best practices for ensuring that older immigrants and refugees have access to and receive culturally responsive and sensitive support and services in California. CDA was joined by panelists Wajeeha Khan of La Familia; Brittney Johnson of CA Department of Social Services; and Velia Gitari of the Union of Pan Asian Communities. The video, slides, and transcript are posted to the Equity in Aging Resource Center.

  • On May 5th, CDA will host our seventh Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias: Culturally Responsive Services, Support, and Care. Our panelists will share resources and best practices for ensuring that patients and clients, as well as their loved ones and caregivers, receive culturally responsive and sensitive support and care. This webinar will feature Daniel Gaytan (Alzheimer's Association, Orange County), Victoria Jump (Ventura County Area Agency on Aging), Valeria Ochoa (Southern Caregiver Resource Center)

    May 5th, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #7

    On May 5th, CDA will host our seventh Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias: Culturally Responsive Services, Support, and Care. Our panelists will share resources and best practices for ensuring that patients and clients, as well as their loved ones and caregivers, receive culturally responsive and sensitive support and care. This webinar will feature Daniel Gaytan (Alzheimer's Association, Orange County), Victoria Jump (Ventura County Area Agency on Aging), Valeria Ochoa (Southern Caregiver Resource Center). We will also hear directly from two Alzheimer’s Association volunteer advocates on their experiences navigating care and services - Yolanda Rogers, San Diego and Florence Lam, Dublin.

  • April 30th, 2021 Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting #1

    April 30th, 2021

    Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting #1

    The new Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee will meet for the first time on April 30th from 9am-noon. The purpose of this committee is to advance community living, inclusion, and integration across California. The Committee will ensure the involvement of individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, older adults, and/or other partners who provide services or represent consumers. The Committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), in addition to other state entities, on community living policies and programs, including but not limited to long-term services and supports, transportation and housing, and employment opportunities

  • April 7th, CDA will host our sixth Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs with and for Latino Older Adults. Webinar features Carlos Londono (Alzheimer's Association - Northern California and Northern Nevada), Ana Seda (Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter), and Jeffrey Reynoso (Latino Coalition for a Healthy California).

    April 7th, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #6

    On April 7th, CDA hosted our sixth Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs with and for Latino Older Adults. Webinar features Carlos Londono (Alzheimer's Association - Northern California and Northern Nevada), Ana Seda (Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter), and Jeffrey Reynoso (Latino Coalition for a Healthy California).

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    March 3rd, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #5

    On March 3rd, CDA hosted its fifth Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs For Black Elders. Three state and local leaders share ways we can build healthy communities, provide services, and create opportunities with and for black older adults.

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    February 3rd, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #4

    On February 3rd, CDA hosted its fourth Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs For Black Elders. Three state and local leaders share ways we can build healthy communities, provide services, and create opportunities with and for black older adults.

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    January 13th, 2020

    CHHS & CDA Hosts MPA Five Bold Goals Virtual Summit

    On January 13th, 1-4pm, the California Health & Human Services Agency and Department of Aging hosted the Master Plan for Aging’s Five Bold Goals Virtual Summit. Panelists included key MPA stakeholders, State partners, and Legislative leaders.

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    January 8th, 2020

    Governor Newson releases 2021-2022 State Budget

    Governor Newsom released the 2021-2022 budget, which includes investments in Aging & Disability Resource Connections (ADRC); Alzheimer’s Disease awareness campaign, research, caregiving support, and more; increasing & diversifying our geriatric care workforce; expansion of No Wrong Door networks; and more!

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    January 6th, 2020

    The Master Plan for Aging is Announced

    CHHS Secretary Mark Ghaly and CDA Director McCoy Wade released the Master Plan for Aging and were joined by MPA Stakeholder Advisory Committee Members Fernando Torres-Gil, Jennie Chin Hansen, and Susan DeMarois; Senator Melissa Hurtado; and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. The recording is available on CDA's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3rm7ROhdX4).

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    January 6th, 2020

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #3

    On January 6th, CDA hosted its third Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs: The Culture of LGBTQ Older Adults. Three local leaders shared ways we can build community, provide services, and create opportunities with and for LGBTQ older adults