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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

Managed Care Field Guide

ASA is pleased to offer a new field guide as a supplement to our quarterly journal, Generations. The field guide features articles from numerous experts and explores the landscape of managed care: what it is, why it is necessary, and how community-based organizations (CBOs) and healthcare entities are establishing partnerships and creating new opportunities. Case studies illustrate lessons CBOs have learned in their journeys through managed care. Read more.

Upcoming Web Seminar

Cost-Modeling CBO Services for Health Care Partnership Success
Friday, June 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM Pacific

In this web seminar, an aging network business development expert will walk through the importance of cost- and price-modeling, detailing key steps and definitions in the process, and explain how correct pricing strategies can help CBOs achieve and advance their core missions, while maintaining viability and even growth. Read more.

Speaker: Sharon Fusco.

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New Aging and Disability Business Institute Blog Post

In a new Aging and Disability Business Institute blog post, The President and CEO of The John A. Hartford Foundation, Terry Fulmer, writes about the ways the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) is partnering with Area Agencies on Aging.

Article from May–June 2017 issue of Aging Today

Finding (Re)Balance in Healthcare’s Changing Landscape: Tilting Care Toward the Community

n recent years, significant progress has been made in identifying and scaling best practices to support a population having increasing rates of chronic conditions and frailty. The widespread focus on care coordination and collaborations between healthcare and social services, fueled by Medicare and Medicaid finance reforms, is driving reductions in hospitalization rates in many target populations. Keep Reading.

Written By: Robyn Golden and Bonnie Ewald

 


 

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

 

 

June 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM Pacific

Cost-Modeling CBO Services for Health Care Partnership Success

 

Previously Recorded Events

Recorded on May 8, 2017

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New Medicare Enrollees: Opportunities for MA Plans and CBO Partnerships

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Recorded on April 19, 2017

Taking the Lay of the Land: CBO Market Analysis for Strategic Integrated Care Decision-Making

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Recorded on March 13, 2017

Addressing CBO Technology Challenges: Using HITECH Act Matching Funds to Facilitate Communication across Medical and Non-medical Medicaid Providers

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Articles from Aging Today

From the March-April 2017 issue of Aging Today
By Ed O’Neil and Lori Peterson

How Leaders in Aging Can Remove Resistance to Change

From the January–February 2017 Issue of Aging Today
By
 Aging Today Staff

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

From the January–February 2017 Issue of Aging Today
By
 Aging Today Staff

St. Barnabas Senior Services: Finding Value in Social Service

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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