The Master Plan for Aging (MPA) is a “whole of society” effort. Building a California for All Ages & Abilities could not be accomplished without your voice and the voice of older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and subject matter experts from across the state. Throughout the development, and now during the implementation of the MPA, we have engaged the public and stakeholders through several stakeholder advisory committees, surveys, community roundtables, and other events.
We encourage stakeholders, partners, and members of the public to engage with the MPA via stakeholder advisory committee meetings, community roundtables & town halls, and webinars. For information about ways to engage in addition to the stakeholder committees, please visit our Attend an Event page.
Currently, the MPA coordinates six stakeholder advisory committees to provide oversight and input to the evolution and expansion of Master Plan activities. Each of these committees meets several times per year; the meetings are open to the public (accessible via Zoom) and reserve time for public comments. You can find out more about each of these committees below.
The MPA is an agenda for action. California’s Master Plan for Aging is not a “report sitting on a shelf,” but instead is focused on outcomes and accountability for an age- and disability-friendly state. Through renewed state leadership, deep stakeholder partnership, continuous public engagement, and the Data Dashboard for Aging, California is committed to driving progress, identifying challenges, and charting a successful course to 2030.
To ensure accountability, as well as provide guidance on MPA implementation, CalHHS & the Department of Aging have developed three new stakeholder-driven committees: The Implementing the MPA in California Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Committee, the Equity in Aging Advisory Committee, and the CA Aging and Disability Research Partnership. Learn more below.
On July 1st, 2021, the Implementing the IMPACT Stakeholder Committee was announced, with membership representing diverse areas of expertise and experience in aging, disability, workforce, and racial justice programs, operations, services, and policy. This committee 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.
Learn more about the IMPACT Stakeholder Committee, including the membership and meeting dates, as well as to access past meeting materials.
California’s vision of equity in aging is to transform every person’s older years into their golden years. To achieve this vision, the MPA and the California Department of Aging (CDA) work to ensure that all Californians have access to opportunities and services to age how and where we choose - regardless of age, disability, race, ethnicity, immigration status, religion/faith, income, geography, sexual orientation, gender identity, language, or family status. To learn more about equity in aging, please visit CDA’s Equity in Aging Resource Center.
The EAAC advises on MPA implementation, as well as CDA’s aging and disability programs, services, data collection, and staff development.
Learn more about the Equity in Aging Advisory Committee, including the membership and meeting dates, as well as to access past meeting materials.
MPA Initiative #102 calls for the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) to “facilitate a nation-leading research partnership on aging with California’s universities.” This initiative is consistent with the MPA Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Research Subcommittee’s Research Agenda Recommendations.
In 2022, the California Department of Aging, in collaboration with the Center for Data Insights & Innovation and other departments within the CalHHS, established the California Aging and Disability Research Partnership comprised of experts in aging and disability research from leading academic institutions, state government, and philanthropy.
Learn more about CA Aging & Disability Partnership, including the membership and meeting dates, as well as to access past meeting materials.
The health and well-being of older adults and people with disabilities is a priority for the California Health & Human Services Agency. In addition to the above committees with a focus on the Master Plan for Aging, CalHHS, with strong support from CDA, convenes three formal stakeholder committees addressing the interests of older adults and people with disabilities. Learn more below.
All people, regardless of disability or age, should be able to live independently and participate fully in their communities. Every person should have the right to make choices and to control the decisions in and about their lives. This right to make decisions about their homes and work, as well as all the other daily choices most adults make without a second thought.
The Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee’s (DACLAC) purpose is to is to advance community living, inclusion, and integration across California. California is committed to community living for all, rooted in both the Olmstead Supreme Court decision of 1999 and in California’s values of inclusion, access, and equity.
Learn more about DACLAC including the membership and meeting dates, as well as to access past meeting materials.
Elder justice is a core priority within the MPA and five of these initiatives directly address the protection of older adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Initiative #93 of the Master Plan for Aging specifically calls for the creation of a California Elder Justice Coordinating Council (“Coordinating Council”) to “increase coordination and develop recommendations to prevent and address elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, and fraud, including consideration of COVID-19 risks.”
California Health & Human Services Agency, in partnership with the Department of Justice, intends to launched the Elder & Disability Justice Coordinating Council in January 2020. The Council is comprised of local and state government leaders, advocates, and consumers.
Learn more about the Elder & Disability Justice Coordinating Council, including the membership and meeting dates, as well as to access past meeting materials.
The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Committee (ADRDC) was established within the California Health and Human Services Agency in 1988 to provide ongoing advice and assistance on program needs and priorities of persons impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia disorders. The ADRDC members represent consumers, family members, providers and advocates.
Learn more about the ADRDC, including membership and meeting dates, as well as to access past meeting materials.