The mission of the DC Coalition on Long Term Care is to expand and improve the quality of long term care programs to ensure that low-income Washington, DC residents with chronic care and/or disability needs can age in the community safely and with dignity. The Coalition not only engages with the work of federal agencies, and other District agencies, but also engages with consumers who continue to provide a unique and invaluable feedback loop for the Coalition’s advocacy in the community.
The DC Coalition brings together consumers, advocates, and health care providers to work with the District government on long-term care issues. Its mission is to expand existing, and create new, long-term care services available through Medicaid to low-income District adults with chronic health care needs. For 20 years, the Coalition has made significant progress in the District.
Improving the quality of long-term care programs since 1997
“I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more[…]
We are pleased to present the DC Long Term Care Coalition’s Annual Report for 2016. The Report describes the Coalition’s advocacy work, our progress and setbacks, and our goals for 2017. This year, the Coalition had a wonderful victory: In March, the District launched its consumer directed program, Services My Way. The development and launch[…]
The Long Term Care Coalition is pleased to share our contributions to several recent blog posts by the Consumer Health Foundation (CHF). The CHF is a DC based organization that provides funding to programs whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of low-income communities in the area. We are proud to partner with[…]