Brown took part in the California State University Board of Trustees meeting today in Long Beach.
During a discussion on CSU’s Institute for Palliative Care, Brown said redefining which caregivers take care of which patients, and how they do it could save a lot of money.
“I would like to get our health department, in some way, connected to this,” Brown said. “Because this is part of a larger redefinition of health care that will be absolutely crucial as we embrace more and more people and everybody gets older.”
Palliative care focuses on relieving symptoms and pain from serious illnesses.
The state’s Department of Public Health says 38 percent of Californians are living with at least one chronic health condition.