What You Can Expect
LeadingAge Georgia is committed to being effective in public policy on behalf of our members. We are a trusted voice on behalf of older adults and are effective in policy efforts with both legislators and state agencies.
The public policy issues that we address are brought forth by our members. Our public policy committee reviews the issues thoughtfully and then chooses our issues and shapes our strategies. The issues are presented to the LeadingAge board for discussion and approval. Our board and members engage in grassroots advocacy efforts for maximum effectiveness with legislators statewide.
Expect us to focus on fortifying care and services provided by our members. Also expect us to engage even more with the state agencies and to increase our grassroots efforts with even more member engagement in the coming year. We plan to work to fortify affordable housing in 2020. We’ll have on-going communication to keep us all working together and we’ll have more visits with legislators.
On the federal level, expect LeadingAge to work with legislators, regulators and agencies to tackle critical issues like protecting and expanding affordable housing, working with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as they roll out the new quality initiative and new payment system, promoting long term financing reform to ensure access to quality long-term services and supports, protecting programs that serve as safety nets to older adults as well as funding for programs funded through the Older Americans Act and the Veterans Administration.
Public Policy is important. Your engagement is crucial for providing effective advocacy. Together we can make changes needed to ensure quality of life for individuals as they age.