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ASA's Contributions to the
Aging and Disability Business Institute

The Aging and Disability Business Institute's mission is to build and strengthen partnerships between community-based organizations (CBOs) and the health care system—a vision intended to improve the health and well-being of America’s older adults and people with disabilities through improved and increased access to quality services and evidence-based programs. Such access can help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and independence in their homes and communities.

 

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The Aging and Disability Business Institute focuses on preparing, educating, and supporting CBOs and health care payers to collaborate and provide quality care and services. On this page you will find information and resources produced by ASA through this grant including web seminars, articles from ASA's bimonthly newspaper, Aging Today, our quarterly journal, Generations, blog posts and more.

The Aging and Disability Business Institute is funded by The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation, and the Colorado Health Foundation. Under this grant, ASA is collaborating with n4A; other partners include Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)/ National Center for Aging and Disability, Partners in Care Foundation, and Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley/Healthy Living Center of Excellence.

 

 


 

Highlighted Resources

Upcoming Web Seminar

Addressing CBO Technology Troubles: Using HITECH Act Matching Funds to Support Adoption of Electronic Health Records by Non-Clinical Medicaid Providers
March 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM Pacific

In the brave new world of integrated medical and social services, one of the biggest obstacles to creating successful partnerships remains the difficulty many community-based organizations (CBOs) face in financing, building, and maintaining an interoperable IT system that can capture, analyze, and exchange relevant service and outcome data. Read more.

Speakers: Thomas Novak, Scott Cory, and Meredith Eisenhart

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New Aging and Disability Business Institute Blog Post

In a new Aging and Disability Business Institute blog, guest author Lauren Solkowski of the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Center for Integrated Programs, provides an overview of the integrated care environment, highlighting the opportunities and challenges the changing health care landscape represents for community-based organizations (CBOs) in the aging and disability networks.

Articles from January–February 2017 issue of Aging Today

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging: A Patient Approach Nets Multiple Contracts

“We developed a number of contractual arrangements with local hospitals, health plans, and medical practices to embed our staff in their facilities, and collaborate in engaging older adults in the work we do.” Keep Reading.

Written By: Aging Today Staff

St. Barnabas Senior Services: Finding Value in Social Service

“[Though] they’re not already part of the healthcare process, social service agencies must realize they bring value to the table and have that confidence coming into the conversation.” Keep Reading.

Written By: Aging Today Staff

 


 

Web Seminars

ASA is collaborating with n4A to produce a web seminar series for the Aging and Disability Institute. All events are available at no cost to attendees and include complimentary CEUs. Click a title below to learn more about the upcoming and previously recorded events. Check back soon for new events.

Upcoming Events

 

 

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM Pacific

Addressing CBO Technology Troubles: Using HITECH Act Matching Funds to Support Adoption of Electronic Health Records by Non-Clinical Medicaid Providers

 

Previously Recorded Events

Recorded on January 9, 2017

Expand Your Vision and Grow Your Mission! Driving Culture Change in Aging and Disability CBOs Looking to Work with Health Care Partners

Download a PDF of the slides from this event

Recorded on December 13, 2016

Is My Organization Ready? Assessing CBO Capacity to Partner with Health Care Entities

Download a PDF of the slides from this event

Recorded on November 16, 2016

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Leadership and Change Management for Community-Based Organizations

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There are additional recordings available from this webinar series. Click here to see the whole series.

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about the Aging and Disability Business Institute Web Seminar Series

 

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Articles from Aging Today

From the November–December 2016 Issue of Aging Today
By
 Lori Peterson and Erin Lockwood

The Making of a Successful CBO: From Floundering to Flourishing

From the September–October 2016 Issue of Aging Today
By
 Robert J. Schreiber

Community-Based Prototypes Play an Integral Role in Effecting Lasting Healthcare Change

From the September–October 2016 Issue of Aging Today
By Carol Levine

Demystifying the Language of Healthcare and Social Services

From the July–August 2016 Issue of Aging Today 
By 
Victor Tabbush

A Matter of Mindset: CBOs Must Master “Outside-In” Thinking to Partner Up and Deliver Quality, Cost-Efficient Care

From the May–June 2016 Issue of Aging Today
By Terry Fulmer and Nora OBrien-Suric

Integrating Medical Care and Social Services Can Improve Care Quality for Elders

From the March–April 2016 Issue of Aging Today
By Kathy Greenlee

Assistant Secretary for Aging Sees Network at a Crossroads—And a Place of New Opportunities

 

 

From the January–February 2016 Issue of Aging Today 
By 
Bruce Chernof

Value-Based Purchasing Creates Opportunities for Effective Partnerships

 

 

 

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Articles from Generations

The Winter 2014-15 issue of ASA's quarterly journal Generations was devoted to the topic “Social and Health Disparities in America's Aging Population” and guest edited by Martha Pelaez, Ph.D. Click below to read articles from this issue.

From the Winter 2014-15 Issue of Generations
By Steven P. Wallace

 Equity and Social Determinants of Health Among Older Adults 

From the Winter 2014-15 Issue of Generations
By Alberto Palloni and James Yonker

A Search for Answers to Continuing Health and Mortality Disparities in the United States

From the Winter 2014-15 Issue of Generations
By Kyriakos S. Markides and Sunshine Rote

Aging, Minority Status, and Disability

From the Winter 2014-15 Issue of Generations
By Nancy R. Hooyman

Social and Health Disparities in Aging: Gender Inequities in Long-Term Care

From the Winter 2014-15 Issue of Generations
By Willy Marcos Valencia, et al.

Diabetes in Older Hispanic/ Latino Americans: Understanding Who Is at Greatest Risk

From the Winter 2014-15 Issue of Generations
By Timothy P. McNeill, et al.

A Community-Based Approach to Address Health Disparities Among African American Medicare Beneficiaries in Mississippi

From the Winter 2014-15 Issue of Generations
By Kathryn L. Braun and Cynthia LaCounte

The Historic and Ongoing Issue of Health Disparities Among Native Elders

From the Winter 2014-15 Issue of Generations
By Grace J. Yoo, et al.

Addressing Health Disparities Among Older Asian Americans: Data and Diversity

From the Winter 2014-15 Issue of Generations
By Jeanette Takamura

Closing the Disparity Gap Requires an Integrated Response from Policy, Research, and Programs

 


 

 

Additional Resources from the SCAN Foundation

The SCAN Foundation, in partnership with the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, developed a series of online training resources for community-based organizations to build their business acumen. The CBO Toolkit also includes resources to help community-based organizations value and price their services for partnerships with health payers. Click below to learn more and take these free courses online. Click here to learn more about the SCAN Foundation's Linkage Lab Intiative

Upcoming Events

Course Length: 1 Hour | Cost: FREE

Marketing Strategy and Competative Analysis

Course Length: 2 Hours | Cost: FREE

How to Make a Business Case

Course Length: 2 Hours | Cost: FREE

How to Price Long Term Services and Support

Course Length: 2 Hours | Cost: FREE

Project Planning and Management

 

 

 


 

Click here for more resources and to learn more about the Aging and Disability Business Institute 

Funders

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Partners

The Aging and Disability Business Institute partners include:

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Independent Living Research Utilization/National Center for Aging and Disability

American Society on Aging

Partners in Care Foundation

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley/Healthy Living Center of Excellence.

 

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AgeBlog

posted on 02.24.2017

A recent selection of articles for AgeBlog from members of the 2017 Aging in America Conference faculty.  Read More

posted on 02.23.2017

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