2024 National Lifespan Respite Conference




Multisector Plans for Aging to Advance Respite and Family Caregiver Support

A Multisector Plan for Aging (MPA) (also known as Master Plan for Aging in some states) is a
10+ year blueprint that each state undertakes independently for restructuring state and local
policies and for convening a wide range of cross-sector collaborators to address the needs
of older-adult populations. At least half the states are developing or have completed an
MPA. The goal is for states to create a coordinated system of high-quality care and support
services that promote healthy aging, independent living, and social engagement.

MPAs can also serve as roadmaps for policies and programs that address the needs of family
caregivers and align with the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. This panel of
national and state leaders will highlight the significant ways several states are taking action


Andrew Lebwohl
Director, Center for the Master Plan for Aging
Office of Aging and Long Term Care
New York State Department of Health

Andrew Lebwohl serves as the Director for the Center for the Master Plan for Aging in the New York State Department of Health. Prior to his current position, Andy worked as the Director of the Center for Aging and Long Term Care Finances and Supports. Before coming to the Department of Health, Andy worked in affordable housing financing at the Division of Homes and Community Renewal. Andy’s work has focused extensively on social determinants of health and the need for comprehensive systems to support wellness and aging. Before entering public service, Andy developed expertise as an attorney and financial advisor to distressed companies.