Introduction to Community Care Hubs: Why CILs Should Be Involved

Join the Aging and Disability Business Institute in partnership with ILRU for a discussion with colleagues from the U.S. Administration on Community Living (ACL) and Centers for Independent Living (CIL) on the value of the community care hub (CCH) model in supporting the advancement of independent living and bringing social care expertise to health care organizations.

With increased attention on the impact of health-related social needs (HRSNs), CILs are positioning themselves to partner and contract with health care organizations in providing social care services that are core to independent living. A growing number of CILs and other community-based organizations (CBOs) are entering into contracts as part of a CBO network led by a CCH. CCHs provide administrative and operational infrastructure for a network of CBOs and enable efficient contracting and sustainable financing to better serve populations in need.

This webinar will define and introduce the CCH model, illustrate the various roles for CILs in engaging in a CCH-led network, and feature CIL leaders and their experiences in partnering with a CCH and operationalizing health care contracts through the CCH model. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Definition and Description of CIL Roles in Community Care Hubs (CCHs): Participants will understand the roles for CILs in a CCH-led network to address health-related social needs (HRSNs), what CCHs do, and the evolution of the CCH model.
  • Examples of CIL Activities: Participants will understand how one or more CILs have partnered with CCHs, the value of those partnerships, and how CILs have operationalized health care contracts through the partnerships.
  • New Initiatives and Policy changes: Participants will understand new policies and resources (eg HHS Call to Action, U.S. Playbook to Address SDOH, and Medicaid Framework for HRSNs coverage) that support development of CCHs.


  • Lauren Solkowski, Administration for Community Living
  • Beth Blair, Aging and Disability Business Institute, USAging
  • Erica McFadden, Administration for Community Living
  • Stephanie Orlando, Western NY Independent Living, Inc.
  • Marisa Scala-Foley, Aging and Disability Business Institute, USAging
  • Richard Petty, Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU), Moderator

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