Health care worker providing long term care for an elderly man.THN Committees and Subcommittees

Long Term Care Committee

The Long Term Care Committee (LTC) is comprised of community members, caregivers, medical and human service providers, and professionals representing a broad array of healthcare and residential services, businesses, and programs that serve the aging population and people with disabilities. Long term care refers to the variety of services to meet an individual’s health and personal care needs, over a short or long period of time. Services are provided in different settings including the home, community, or a facility.

The LTC Committee is the designated Long Term Care Council for Tompkins County Office for the Aging and New York Connects Program. As such, it plays a vital role in the local planning process that identifies needs of aging residents, people with disabilities, and people with long term care needs.

Please contact Karen Brown at for more information.

Tough Stuff Subcommittee

This quarterly subcommittee meeting is brought to you as part of the Long Term Care Committee, a committee of the Tompkins Health Planning Council, led by the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County. This is a lunch hour education and conversation on special topics relating to aging, chronic illness, serious illness, death, dying, long-term care and more!  Recommendations for future speakers for LTCC and the Tough Stuff subcommittee are welcome.

Please contact Karen Brown at for more information.

Community Health and Access Committee

The Community Health and Access Committee, a standing committee of the Health Planning CouncilAdvisory Board is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Monitor the Tompkins County Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community HealthImprovement Plan (CHIP) by actively tracking selected and relevant indicators, and evaluating outcomesto ensure we are addressing disparities and promoting health equity. Use information and feedback toinform decision-making for CHIP strategic direction.
  • Provide guidance and support for Health Planning Council/Tompkins Health Network initiatives related toimproving community health, reducing chronic disease, supporting programs that address workforceneeds, and promoting the development of disease-management programs.
  • Monitor system, state, and federal regulatory changes related to workforce needs, health insurancecoverage, healthcare, and Medicaid reform.
  • Identify collaborative opportunities across multiple sectors, such as sharing grant opportunities toimprove community health and address health system needs and inequities.
  • Strengthen sharing of information related to health and health service utilization among health providersand human and social care organizations.
  • Connect with the Tompkins County community through increasing awareness of and participatingactivities that advance well-being and leverage understanding of social determinants of health.
  • Report to the Health Planning Council Advisory Board.

Please contact Nicole Zulu at for more information.


Committee and Subcommittee meetings are open to the public. 

See our meeting schedule for dates.

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