Partners and Funders

The Aging and Disability Business Institute is made possible by the contributions and collaboration of the organizations listed below.



The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is a 501c(3) membership association representing America’s national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providing a voice in the nation’s capital for the 256 Title VI Native American aging programs. n4a’s primary mission is to build the capacity of our members so they can help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

American Society on Aging

Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging. ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

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Independent Living Research Utilization/National Center for Aging and Disability

The ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. It is a program of TIRR Memorial Hermann, a nationally recognized medical rehabilitation facility for persons with disabilities.


Partners in Care Foundation

Partners in Care Foundation changes the shape of health care and social services so they work better for everyone. Partners is unique in two ways: we are both a think-tank and a proving ground. Partners develops high-impact, innovative ways of bringing more efficient health and social services to people and communities. Our direct services test, measure, refine and replicate the innovative programs and services and bring needed care to diverse people and communities. Partners mission is to design and implement new models of evidence-based care that address the key social determinants of health. We raise the quality and effectiveness of community-based healthcare and social services, while also simplifying the delivery of those services, and in so doing, create a continuum of care that can better help everyone.



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

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV) is a private, non-profit agency serving elders and disabled adults who reside in Northeast Massachusetts. Established in 1974, ESMV’s mission is to support an individual’s desire to make their own decisions, secure their independence, and remain living in the community safely.

The Healthy Living Center of Excellence (HLCE) represents a unique collaboration of community-based organizations, aging service providers, health care systems, governmental agencies, and healthcare payors; all with the shared goal of transforming the traditional health care delivery system. Led by a medical care provider (Hebrew SeniorLife), a community-based organization (Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley), and an Advisory Committee  representing diverse community stakeholders, HLCE represents an integrated delivery system which leverages the expertise and resources of the community to achieve better care, better health and lower costs.


National Council on Aging (NCOA)

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy. NCOA’s Center for Healthy Aging (CHA) supports the expansion and sustainability of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs in the community and online through collaboration with national, state, and community partners. CHA’s goal is to help older adults live longer and healthier lives.


Evidence-Based Leadership Council

The Evidence-Based Leadership Council (EBLC) includes 11 program and four organizational leaders, representing 19 nationally recognized evidence-based programs and four community-based organizations that provide evidence-based programming.  The Council has more than 200 combined years in developing, evaluating, scaling, implementing and sustaining evidence-based self-management programs. Our members have experienced broad and increasing demands for their programs, and together, have taken on the challenge of integrating infrastructures to bring the true promise of these programs to scale.  EBLC is working to help simplify the process of selecting, adopting, implementing,and sustaining multiple evidence-based programs. 


Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.


The John A. Hartford Foundation

Founded in 1929 by John and George Hartford of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A & P), The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. 

Every eight seconds, someone in America turns 65. The largest-ever generation of older adults is living and working longer, redefining later life, and enriching our communities and society. Comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care that keeps older adults as healthy as possible is essential to sustaining these valuable contributions.  The John A. Hartford Foundation believes that its investments in aging experts and innovations can transform how care is delivered, lowering costs and dramatically improving the health of older adults.


The Administration for Community Living

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) serves as a single agency charged to work with states, localities, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and families to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities regardless of age, and the families and caregivers of both.


The SCAN Foundation

The SCAN Foundation is an independent public charity devoted to transforming care for older adults in ways that preserve dignity and encourage independence. We envision a future where high-quality, affordable health care and supports for daily living are delivered on each person’s own terms, according to that individual’s needs, values, and preferences.