Regional Strategic Planning to Grow Adult and Aging Services Capacity in the Bay Area


Rapid growth in the number of older people and adults with disabilities seeking county assistance, coupled with increased complexity of service needs, has placed tremendous pressure on county Adult and Aging services to expand capacity. In response, Bay Area county social services agencies, in partnership with local universities, engaged in a year-long research and strategic planning project led by UC Berkeley and the Bay Area Social Services Consortium (BASSC) Adult Services Committee. This presentation will review highlights from the plan including seven strategies for strengthening Adult and Aging services.

Juliet Cox, MPA – Deputy Executive Director Child and Family Policy Institute of California

Jill Nielsen, LCSW – Deputy Director of Programs Organization San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services

Kris Brown, MSW – HHSA Deputy Director, Aging and Disability Programs Napa County HHSA

Chris Rubeo – Researcher, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health