ADVOCACY

Multiple agencies and our elected representatives at the local, regional, state, and federal levels are responsible for policy, programs, and financing of aging information, services, and supports.  This includes policies and programs that impact older adults such as housing, transportation, and emergency response.  YHAA serves as the voice of older adults as proposals are considered and decisions made by testifying in public hearings, sponsoring legislation and budget requests, meeting with elected officials, and hosting candidate forums and Town Halls where residents can express their opinions and concerns. We engage residents and other organizations in these efforts through the Advocacy Committee.

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Advocacy Committee is to discuss and implement strategies consistent with the YHAA Strategic Plan that advance policies, programs, and projects that promote the well-being of older adults in Yolo County.

In 2020 the Advocacy Committee will focus on the 2020 YHAA priority issues:

  • Alzheimer’s and dementia education, care, and services

  • Affordable and accessible housing

  • Advance care planning and long-term care financing

  • Expanded adult day services

  • Rural services and supports

In addition, YHAA is an active participant in the development of the California Master Plan for Aging and related legislative action and will be conducting public information and input forums for Yolo County residents.

The Advocacy Committee meets the first Thursday of every month, 10:00am-12:00pm at 600 A Street, Room 101, Davis, CA. Members of the public are welcome to attend and/or join the Committee. To be added to the Advocacy Committee agenda email list, contact sheila.allen@yolohealthyaging.org

LETTERS OF SUPPORT

  • In strong support of AB 2047, which has recently been amended to respond to the grave COVID-19 crisis by ensuring that all counties in our state incorporate plans to address the unique needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in their emergency response during the next plan update.

  • Thank you for your support for the Older Americans Act of 2020.

  • Opposition to May Revision proposal to eliminate Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS)

  • Master Plan for Aging – Caregiver Workforce Development

  • Preserving access to affordable medications

  • Budget request to support website that provides research-based, unbiased information about long-term services and supports such as nursing home, assisted living, and home care agencies

  • Expanding the Yolo Adult Day Health Center (YADHC)

Below you will find letters of support related to priority policy legislation. To find and track California Legislation go to http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/

COLLABORATION COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

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CONTACT YOLO HEALTHY AGING ALLIANCE

(530) 757-5583

600 A St. Suite C, Davis, CA, 95616

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