Two of the Bay Area’s PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organizations launched the Bay Area Senior Health Policy Coalition in 2009.  Since then, we have come together to find creative ideas to strengthen the safety-net for senior services through hosting the biennial Bay Area Senior Health Policy Forum. The coalition has provided an organized approach to collaborate and build common ground among care providers, advocates, and policymakers.

Our vision is to forge and strengthen relationships across programs and geography and find a common voice as Bay Area senior safety-net providers and advocates. Our shared goal is: To Inspire, Exchange, Educate, and Engage Advocates, Providers, Policymakers, and Other Stakeholders in Our Effort to Strengthen the Safety-Net for Bay Area Seniors.  We believe that collectively, we can strengthen the health safety-net that more and more seniors are going to need in the coming years. Together we are stronger. Together we can affect change.

–  Grace Li, Chief Executive Officer, On Lok and Maria Zamora, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Elders’ Independence