CACL faculty and staff provide service to the community through involvement on a variety of state and community boards and commissions. Through these service activities, CACL staff are able to influence public policy, provide leadership around aging issues, and promote a positive image of aging.
Convening Leaders in Aging and Long Term Care
CACL released the policy brief, New Hampshire's Long Term Services and Supports System: Recommendation for Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population, summarizing the key outcomes from a series of convened meetings focused on analyizing the future of NH's long term care system.
CACL was awarded a convening grant, from the Endowment for Health, to address the challenges that NH's aging population brings to the state's long term care system. Activities included hosting two summits entitled "Convening Leaders in Long Term Care and Aging Policy," and engaging the NH legislature in discussion around the policies that impact the future needs of the state's long term care system. This project was in collaboration with NH AARP, State Committee on Aging, and NH DHHS. The New Hampshire Center for Public Policy released the report "Aging and the Public Long Term Care System" in November 2012. This report, coupled with the Center's earlier "New Hampshire's Silver Tsunami," was used as a springboard for discussions. To read the report, "Aging and the Public Long-Term-Care System," click here.
CACL periodically releases policy briefs on various topics related to long term care and aging and the system. Visit our policy brief page to learn more.
Service to the Community
CACL faculty and staff provide service to the community through involvement on a variety of state and community boards and commissions. Through these service activities, CACL staff are able to influence public policy, provide leadership around aging issues, and promote a positive image of aging
NH Senior Leadership Program
In partnership with the NH AARP and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, this systems change project trains community members to be advocates for aging and community living.
NH Commission on Medicaid Care Management
Sue Fox, CACL Co-Director, serves on the New Hampshire Commission on Medicaid Care Management. The Governor appointed commission was created to ensure that both individuals and providers are protected as the state moves to a managed care model for its Medicaid program. The commission brings together members of the public representing a broad range of experience in health care issues to review and advise on the implementation of an efficient, fair, high-quality Medicaid management system. The commission includes members with expertise in managed care and payment reform models of care, Medicaid public policy, elderly affairs, children’s health, public health, mental health, developmental disabilities, and adult health care services..
CACL works in close collaboration with state agencies, legislators, and community advocates to promote public policy that supports access to person-centered home and community based supports. Recent accomplishments include:
- Amendment to RSA 151-E:4 (2007), NH’s Long Term Care statute to include: “The person shall have the right to have their individual support plan developed through a Person-Centered Planning process regardless of age, disability, or residential setting.”
- Passage of RSA 161-F79 (2010), an act relative to caregiver support services for the elderly.