Multisector Plans for Aging

Developing and following a strategic, cross-sector, and comprehensive plan is crucial to addressing the diverse needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers in state LTSS systems. Multisector Plans for Aging (formerly referred to as Master Plans for Aging) fulfill this need. The SCAN Foundation describes Multisector Plans for Aging as having the following elements: a.) planned for ten or more years; b) led by a governor with other executive and legislative leaders; and c) developed to guide the restructuring of state and local policy, programs, and funding toward aging well in the community. Using April 2023 data from The SCAN Foundation, this Scorecard offers full credit to three states (California, Colorado, and Massachusetts) with a developed/implemented Multisector Plan for Aging and partial credit to five states (Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Utah, and Vermont) with legislation/executive orders for such plans.

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This innovation point gives states credit for developing and/or implementing a multisector plan for aging, as defined by the SCAN Foundation, or have executive orders or legislation to initiate development of a multisector plan for aging.


  • 1 point for states that have developed/implemented a multisector plan for aging 
  • .5 point (maximum of 1 point) for states that have legislation/executive order  
  • 0 point (maximum of 1 point) to states that are in the process of fostering a plan/ have no plan


For the latest on Multisector Plans for Aging activity across states, visit Multisector Plan for Aging


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