Areas of Expertise
State long-term services and supports, home- and community-based services, and Medicaid managed long-term services and supports
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 communitybased services. Before coming to AARP, Wendy worked for the National Conference of State Legislatures for nearly 10 years, where she advised state legislators and legislative staff on issues related to long-term services and supports.
Wendy started her career in public policy as a congressional intern with the US Senate Special Committee on Aging. She holds a master of science in gerontology and a master of public administration from the University of Southern California’s Andrus Gerontology Center. She has a bachelor of science from Northwestern University.
In Her Words
“I have been studying long-term services and supports across the nation for nearly 20 years, so it is hard to surprise me. However, whenever 34 states take on major new initiatives aimed at cutting costs and improving care, I take notice, especially given that most of these efforts will occur within the next two years!” (W Fox-Grage , States Move to Coordinate Care)
- W. Fox-Grage, “The Growing Problem of Elder Abuse: A Discussion with Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee,” AARP Thinking Policy (blog), October 22, 2013.
- W. Fox-Grage, “States Move to Coordinate Care for Medicare and Medicaid,” AARP Thinking Policy (blog), April 17, 2013.
- W. Fox-Grage and J. Lynott, “Expanding Specialized Transportation: New Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act,” AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC, January 2015.
- W. Fox-Grage and K. Ujvari, “The Older Americans Act,” AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC, May 2014.
- D. Scully, E. Cho, J. Michael Hall, K. Walter, J. Walls, W. Fox-Grage, and K. Ujvari, “At the Crossroads: Providing Long-Term Services and Supports at a Time of High Demand and Fiscal Restraint,” AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC, July 2013.