Fernando Torres-Gil, professor of social welfare and public policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has been named to a committee that willl advise California’s leaders on creating a master plan for aging.

The plan is intended to serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropic organizations to build environments that promote healthy aging. Mark Ghaly, the state’s health and human services secretary, appointed Torres-Gil to the new stakeholder advisory committee, which will advise state cabinet members tasked with drafting the master plan by October 2020.

Torres-Gil’s career spans the academic, professional and policy arenas, and he is a nationally recognized authority on health care, entitlement reform and the politics of aging. He is director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging at UCLA Luskin and co-author of “The Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation: Aging, Diversity and Immigration.”