Aging and Disability Business Institute
Readiness Assessment Tool

As the health care landscape changes, community providers (of all types) are finding that there is a need to adapt to the changing environment and explore new opportunities for engaging health care providers and payers in partnerships. This readiness assessment tool guides your organization through the process of successfully preparing for, securing and maintaining partnerships with the health care sector, allowing your organization to assess the current readiness of your organization, while also providing a framework and resources for navigating the process successfully. Your organization will benefit most by completing this assessment tool as an organization, rather than individually, and by carefully considering each individual question.

We hope that the Readiness Assessment will be useful to you whether you are just beginning the process of contracting with health care partners, or are hoping to refine or expand the contracts that you already have. To ensure that the Readiness Assessment is as useful and effective as possible, we may contact you in an effort to learn about your satisfaction with the process. We may also wish to follow up with your organization to learn more about your experiences in partnering with health care entities and the changes made at your organization to initiate or improve upon the partnership process.


Prior to starting this readiness assessment tool, your organization might find it valuable to review some case studies on organizations that have successfully navigated and completed this process:

Success Stories featured by the Aging and Disability Business Institute

Case Studies from the First Cohort of Linkage Lab Grantees

The assessment tool is broken down in to seven modules. These modules can be completed altogether or individually.

When completing the assessment tool, users will be prompted to answer each question provided on a scale from 1 to 5. The interpretation of the scale is the following:

  • 1 = Not aware; No progress made
  • 2 = Aware; No progress made
  • 3 = Aware; Little progress made
  • 4 = Aware; Significant progress made
  • 5 = Complete

*If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with the Readiness Assessment tool, or have any questions about its use, please send an email with the subject line, “Readiness Assessment” to businessinstitute@n4a.org