Community-based organizations (CBOs) are poised to step up and be real partners to the health care system, saving poorly spent dollars and improving care for older adults and people with disabilities. One particularly powerful path to health care integration is represented by evidence-based health promotion and wellness programs (EBPs).
This presentation, part of part of n4a’s 2017 Aging Policy Briefing, features an overview of the kinds of EBPs area agencies on aging (AAAs) and other CBOs are providing to a diverse array of individuals, the value proposition of such programs to the traditional health care sector, and the funding and reimbursement opportunities that exist for CBOs looking to package, price and “sell” their EBPs to a multitude of interested payers.
Kristie Kulinski, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living
Kathleen A. Cameron, MPH, Senior Director, Center for Healthy Aging, National Council on Aging
Sue Lachenmayr, MPH, CHES, State Program Coordinator, Living Well Center of Excellence, MAC, Inc., Salisbury, MD