Yee-Melichar joins CDA-Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) Advisory Committee

December 6, 2022

Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor and Coordinator of Gerontology in the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement (PACE), was selected to serve on the Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) Advisory Committee.  Yee-Melichar will provide expertise and knowledge as a Caregiver Consumer Advocate for the ADRC Advisory Committee beginning January 1, 2023; she will join SF State Professor Emeritus Ramon Castellblanch (Health Education) on this important statewide effort.

States are authorized to promote and implement the ADRC partnership model as defined in 42 U.S.C.102(4) under the federal Older Americans Act.  The ADRC Program is authorized in the California Welfare & Institutions Code (WIC), Sections 9120-9123, and administered by the California Department of Aging (CDA) in collaboration with the California Departments of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Rehabilitation (DOR).  California’s ADRC Advisory Committee’s purpose is to engage stakeholders in identifying and implementing strategies to strengthen, sustain, and expand the ADRC/No Wrong Door (NWD) model throughout the State.

The ADRC Advisory Committee represents consumers, providers, and advocates that have a commitment in establishing a No Wrong Door System and Person-Centered Practices to better serve California’s older adults, people with disabilities, and their family and caregivers. General information about the ADRC Advisory Committee may be found on the CDA/ADRC website.