The mission of the Aging and Disability Business Institute is to build and strengthen partnerships between aging and disability community-based organizations and the health care system.



The Aging and Disability Business Institute (Business Institute) is led by The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) in partnership with the most experienced and respected organizations in the aging and disability networks. Together, these organizations provide community-based organizations (CBOs) with the tools and resources to successfully adapt to a changing health care environment,  enhance their organizational capacity and capitalize on emerging opportunities to diversify funding.  Serving as the national focal point to build the business acumen of CBOs, the Business Institute focuses on building skills and knowledge across  business disciplines, while looking ahead to the future of aging and disability services. 

The overarching vision of this initiative is 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. Building the business capacity of aging and disability CBOs, enabling them to effectively contract with health care payers, will ultimately lead to improved quality of life for older adults and people with disabilities through better integration and coordination of a wide array of medical and social services and supports.

The Business Institute is made possible through generous support of our funders.

Graphic representing the opportunities that CBOs play in health care delivery system reform

Image provided with permission from the Administration for Community Living. Visit acl.gov to learn more.





Development of this website was made possible, in part, by funding from the U.S. Administration for Community Living under grants 90BC0019 & 90PPBA0001. The views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or represent official U.S. Administration for Community Living policy.