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Wendy Fox-Grage, M.S.G., M.P.A.

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Wendy Fox-Grage, M.S.G., M.P.A

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, and Medicaid home and community-based services. Prior to AARP, she worked for the National Conference of State Legislatures for nine years, advising state legislators and legislative staff on issues related to long-term services and supports.

Ms. Fox-Grage started her career in public policy as a congressional intern with the U.S. 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. Wendy and her husband have three school-aged children, and Wendy can always be spotted around the house with a paint roller in hand.

Areas of expertise

State Long-Term Services and Supports; Medicaid home and community-based services

Selected publications

"Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Great Recession on Long-Term Services and Supports" (January 2011)

"Medicaid: A Program of Last Resort for People Who Need Long-Term Services and Supports" (May 2011)


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