CalPACE – Community Leaders for California’s Seniors
CalPACE influences public policy development on behalf of members through both legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts. This includes effectively lobbying the Legislature and establishing close working relationships with state agency officials, regulatory representatives, and the Administration, as well as providing programming for the annual CalPACE Lobby Day in Sacramento.
CalPACE also collaborates on policies and strategies for health care issues with the National PACE Association and other state, regional, and national health care organizations. CalPACE provides input on developing federal legislation and regulatory proposals, and helps shape national positions on important senior health care issues affecting to the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.
CalPACE Policy Priorities
We are proud to unveil our 2024 Policy Priorities which are centered around four key pillars.
- Sustainability and Scale: CalPACE is committed to implementing initiatives that ensure long-term sustainability and scalability of the PACE model
- Quality Care: Another cornerstone, with a focus on enhancing and maintaining the highest standards in healthcare delivery.
- Workforce: A critical aspect for CalPACE and our members, we aim to cultivate an empowered and skilled healthcare workforce, recognizing their invaluable contribution.
- Health Equity and Access: This underscores our commitment to ensuring that healthcare is accessible and equitable for all, fostering a healthier and more inclusive society.
Explore our comprehensive approach to these vital policy areas as we strive to make a lasting impact in the year ahead.
State Policy Issues
Federal Policy Issues
- CalPACE applauds Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Congressman Mark Takano for their unwavering commitment to increasing access for our nation’s veterans to the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) through the passage of H.R. 542, the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act.Through their exceptional leadership, the Dole Act passed overwhelmingly, 414-5, paving the way for expanded access to essential home and community-based care, including PACE, for veterans eligible for health care benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). CalPACE remains committed to supporting initiatives that positively impact the lives of older adults and looks forward to the continued progress and success of H.R. 542 as it moves through the legislative process.