A multisector plan for aging (MPA) is a state-led, cross-agency, and stakeholder-engaged strategic planning resource that can help states transform the coordination of services for older adults and people with disabilities. MPAs are designed to address the needs of everyone in the state across the aging and disability continuum — including family caregivers who provide the majority of care for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

This tool, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, describes strategies states could use to engage family caregivers to shape and implement an MPA. It also shares considerations for how MPAs can prioritize family caregivers and includes examples of language on family caregivers used in MPAs in two states — Minnesota and Texas — that participated in CHCS’ Helping States Support Families Caring for an Aging America initiative.