CHHS Secretary Ghaly Appoints Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Launches Public Engagement Campaign

California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Thursday announced the establishment of a Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Recall, Governor Gavin Newsom in January called for the creation of a statewide master plan and issued an executive order tasking CHHS with the development and issuance of a plan by October 2020.

The Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee will work across sectors to develop a roadmap that envisions a future in which all Californians can grow old safely, with dignity and independence. The committee will also advise Governor Newsom’s Cabinet Workgroup on Aging in the development of the statewide plan. Specifically, the committee will assist in the development of best practices and data metric and guidance of work by the state government, local communities, and private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age-friendly California.

Stakeholders appointed to the committee represent local governments, healthcare providers and systems representatives, health plans, academia, and older adult-related organizations. Additional information on the committee, including the appointed membership, is available here.

Additionally, Secretary Ghaly today announced the launch of the public engagement campaign, Together We ENGAGE. The engagement campaign is intended to solicit feedback from all Californians on their ideas and suggestions on how to collectively build an age-friendly California.