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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 via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84233590521pwd=SmdxbUVaSGRybkN6K2hCSjhGMFdkUT09

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

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/

Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Support

  • collaborative letter to express strong support for the major investment in Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) included in the Build Back Better Act legislative framework.

11/04/21

Build Back Better Support

  • Medicare additions of vision, hearing and dental benefits, reducing the Medicare age eligibility, Medicare able to negotiate lower medication prices, housing support, home and elder care funding

10/14/21

HR 1474 - S56 

  • Support HR 1474 and S 56, “Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Act,” that amends the Public Health Service Act.

05/25/21

FEED Act 

  • Support nutrition

05/03/21

AB 14 

  • In support for AB 14, The Internet for All Act of 2021

04/13/21

HR 3684 - Invest in America

  • Support broadband provisions

08/13/21

SB 107 

  • Simplified Senior and Disabled CalFresh Application and Telephonic Access in the 2021-2022 Budget Act

02/05/21

Undertaking National Initiative to Tackle Epidemic Act of 2020

08/28/20

May Revision proposal

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

05/29/20

Older Americans Act of 2020.

05/18/20

AB 2047

  • 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.

05/08/20

AB 1382: Master Plan for Aging

  • Master Plan for Aging – Caregiver Workforce Development

Long-term Services and Supports

  • 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

06/06/19

AB 842: Affordable Medications

  • Preserving access to affordable medications

Yolo Adult Day Health Center (YADHC)

  • In support of expanding the Yolo Adult Day Health Center (YADHC)

06/10/19

Contact Your

Elected Official

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ADVOCACY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

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