The Collaborative is a coalition of statewide organizations serving seniors and persons with disabilities. These organizations have agreed to a set of principles and meet regularly to exchange information and to work toward consensus on the design of an integrated system of long term services and supports in California. The Collaborative also serves as a sounding board for the Legislature and the administration as they consider changes in services for seniors and persons with disabilities, from acute care hospitalization and nursing home care to home and community-based services. Government Action and Communication Institute provides staff support to the Collaborative. The Collaborative is supported by a grant from The SCAN Foundation, dedicated to creating a society in which seniors receive medical treatment and human services that are integrated in the setting most appropriate to their needs.
For more information, please visit www.TheSCANFoundation.org.
The California Collaborative advocates for the dignity, health and independence of Californians regardless of age who experience disabilities, functional limitations or chronic conditions and who use long-term services and supports. California needs a system of high-quality, cost-effective long-term services and supports that strengthen the person, his or her family, caregivers, circles of support, and the community at large. That system must promote the person’s well-being and social participation, promote economic independence, prevent impoverishment and remove barriers to employment. The Collaborative will use several strategies, including public education and awareness, to further its mission.