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TCBA Current Advocacy Priorities 

The Tennessee Coalition for Better Aging current advocacy priorities are elevating TCAD to a cabinet level department, reimagining LTSS in Tennessee, creating a Multisector Plan for Aging in TN, and expanding Community Based Residential Alternatives

Click to access the 2023-2024 TCBA Reimagining LTSS in TN Issue Brief

Actions Influenced by Our Advocacy

In 2021, TCBA launched a Reimagining LTSS in TN campaign engaging members and stakeholders across the state. Through a series of virtual meetings, we developed guiding principles and advocacy priorities. This campaign has resulted in several positive actions at the state level.

  • In June 2021, TCBA sent recommendations to TennCare which helped inform their application for federal ARPA funds for HCBS.

  • In April 2022, following conversations with TCBA leadership, the TN Comptroller’s Office updated their Senior Long-Term Care in TN report providing trends and options for state leaders.

  • Following the TN Comptroller's report and advocacy by TCBA, the state invested an additional $30 million in HCBS to expand Choices Group 3 and OPTIONS programs.

  • In October 2023, TCBA leadership met with Gov. Lee's staff about restructuring aging and disability at the state level. The following week, the state announced plans to move TCAD to DIDD and create a new and improved department.

Our Advocacy Efforts 

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