Every three years, since 2011, AARP releases the Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard (LTSS) which ranks all 50 states on how well they are doing at providing LTSS. Join us for a discussion about the Scorecard and a deep dive into how CA ranks and the opportunities advance the state’s LTSS system to help older adults age well in community.
An informal group of grantmakers from across all of Southern California interested in sharing issues related to serving an older adult population.
Deputy Director of Policy, Research and Equity, California Department of Aging
Sarah Steenhausen serves as Deputy Director of the Division of Policy, Research and Equity at the California Department of Aging. In this role, she collaborates with state departments and stakeholders in developing policy and research impacting older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers to advance system change and realize the goals of California’s Master Plan for Aging. Previously, Sarah served as Director of Policy and Advocacy at The SCAN Foundation where she focused on working towards policy solutions to improve the system of care serving older adults and their family caregivers.
Sarah began her policy career in 2001 as a Consultant to the Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care. After her tenure in the Legislature, she served as Assistant Secretary for Long Term Care at the California Health and Human Services Agency, and later as Assistant Director for Strategic Planning at the Department of Developmental Services.
Sarah holds a Master of Science in Gerontology from the USC Davis School of Gerontology and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.
Executive Director, Justice in Aging
Kevin Prindiville is Justice in Aging’s Executive Director. He is a nationally recognized expert on Medicare and Medicaid policy and has served as counsel in several class action lawsuits protecting low-income senior’s access to public benefits – including health care, long term services and supports and economic security programs. Kevin has a long history of developing partnerships and directing strategic advocacy efforts. The author of numerous articles, reports and briefs, he frequently testifies before legislators, presents at national conferences and works closely with both federal and state regulatory agencies. He also is quoted often in national and California media. Kevin recently served on Governor Newsom's Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Under Kevin's leadership, Justice in Aging has tripled in size and has emerged as a leader on advancing equity in the aging community. Prior to joining Justice in Aging, Prindiville worked as a staff attorney at the Pennsylvania Health Law Project in Philadelphia where he represented low-income individuals having trouble obtaining health care. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of California, San Diego. He is admitted to the Bar in California.