State of the States Survey: 2011

The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities recently published findings from a survey of state aging and disability services. State Aging and Disability Agencies in Times of Change, highlights the roles and responsibilities of state aging and disabilities agencies during this unprecedented era of state agency reorganization, re-conceptualization of state government, and restructuring of long term services and supports delivery systems and financing.

The 2011 survey captured a snapshot of the states in a period of transition and change. Key elements driving continued change include the economic environment, Affordable Care Act implementation, uncertainty in the federal budget particularly with the failure of the Congressional Super Committee, changes in state level leadership, and the 2012 elections.