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Health & Medicine Releases Long-Term Care Reform in Illinois: 2019 Agenda for Change

February 26, 2019

Health & Medicine and our Center for Long-Term Care Reform have long been committed to improving the way older adults in Illinois live and enjoy their final years with dignity in their homes and communities. Our aging society is affecting every aspect of our overall economy, workforce, health care delivery, and financing systems.

With a new administration in place, Health & Medicine intends to take action to ensure that aging issues are prioritized by the new Pritzker administration, as well as advocating nationally for adequate funding and rational policies to support home and community-based services and supports. To that end, we are pleased to share our Long-term Care Reform in Illinois: 2019 Agenda for ChangeHealth & Medicine recently examined more than 20 issues and prioritized five —workforce, Medicaid managed care, nursing home safety and accountability, livable communities for all, growing population of aging immigrants—based on their overall importance and potential for immediate impact.

In the coming months, Health & Medicine will utilize the Agenda to host roundtable discussions, conduct research and analyze data, develop legislation, and create an Action Plan to ensure these issues continue to receive the attention and interest necessary to support our aging society. To stay abreast of this work, please click here to sign-up for our newsletter.