AARP Shares Promising Practices and Emerging Innovations through the Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard


In our seminal 2017 Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard, we issued a call to action to “pick up the pace of change.” To help accelerate LTSS reforms, we have released a series of Promising Practices and Emerging Innovations reports that provide real-world solutions.

Promising practices papers feature LTSS programs and policies from states that perform well or have improved over time on a Scorecard measure. Scorecard emerging innovations papers highlight what LTSS solutions states and organizations are developing, piloting, or testing.

The five reports include:


Our blog in Health Affairs details how the LTSS State Scorecard and these accompanying promising practices reports are giving states a tool to improve LTSS.  Through these reports, we are providing the insights of administrators, policymakers, and private sector experts on the programs, policies, and budget strategies that can drive LTSS performance.

With collaboration and funding from The Commonwealth Fund, The SCAN Foundation, and the AARP Foundation, we are now hard at work on our fourth Scorecard, which will be published in June 2020. As an integral part of this project, we are committed to publishing more promising practices and emerging innovations on a rolling schedule throughout the next two years in order to advance action.




Wendy Fox-Grage has provided policy research, analysis, and guidance for the AARP Public Policy Institute since 2004. Her areas of focus are state long-term services and supports reforms, Medicaid managed long-term services and supports, and home- and community-based services.


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