Congregate Nutrition

The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These services are provided locally by contracted agencies. This webpage is intended for those who provide, or seek to provide a variety of aging services.

CDA administers the Older Americans Act Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) services through the area agencies on aging and their service providers. The ENP helps older adults remain independent and in their communities. Meals must meet nutritional standards by incorporating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and providing a minimum of one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Meals must also meet the Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) requirements.

The Congregate Nutrition Program (Title IIIC-1)

The Congregate Nutrition Program (Title IIIC-1) addresses dietary inadequacy and social isolation among individuals aged 60 and older. The Program provides nutrition education, nutrition risk screening and, in some Planning and Service Areas, nutrition counseling. The program targets older individuals with the greatest economic or social need, with particular attention given to low-income minority older individuals and older individuals living in rural areas. The program encourages the use of volunteers and gives all participants the opportunity to contribute to the meal cost.

The Home-Delivered Nutrition Program (Title IIIC-2)

The Home-Delivered Nutrition Program (Title IIIC-2) provides nutritious meals, nutrition education, and nutrition risk screening to individuals 60 years of age or over who are homebound by reason of illness or disability, or who are otherwise isolated. Program goals are targeted to the reduction of social isolation and the promotion of better health through nutrition. Most home-delivered meal programs provide their clients with a hot meal five days a week delivered by staff or volunteer drivers. In addition, nutrition education is provided and nutrition counseling may be available.

What is a Security Incident?

A security incident is defined as an occurrence involving a CDA authorized user that actually or potentially jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures or acceptable use policies.

Examples of security incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Stolen items such as a laptop; thumb drives, backpack containing work-related files
  • Faxing client’s information to an unintended recipient

View our Information Security Definitions for an explanation of terms used in Information Security.

Reporting a Security Incident

For step-by-step instructions on how to report a security incident, visit our Security Incident Reporting Procedures page. The forms identified in the step-by-step instructions can be found below.

For information on contractors and their subcontractors, view our note regarding CDA Contractors and their Subcontractors.

Information Security Forms

Form NumberTitleIssue Date
CDA 1025aSecurity Incident Report Part A10/17/2019
CDA 1024Information Integrity and Security Statement11/15/2019
CDA 9009Authorization for Use/Disclosure of Health Information12/6/2019

Information Integrity and Security Statement

All CDA authorized users shall sign and return a Information Integrity and Security Statement (CDA 1024) to ensure the authorized user is aware of, and agrees to comply with, its obligations to protect CDA information assets from unauthorized access and disclosure, prior to contract execution.

Privacy & Information Security Awareness Training

Complete the California Department of Aging Privacy and Information Security Awareness Training for Authorized Users module within the following timeframes:

  • Within 30 days of the start date of the Contract/Agreement
  • Within 30 days of the start date of any new employee, Subcontractor, or volunteer

Contractors must maintain Certificates of Completion on file and provide them to CDA upon request