Preparing Community-Based Organization Leadership Teams to Tackle Health Information Technology (HIT) Challenges

From enhanced interactions with older adults and their caregivers to sharing data via health information exchanges, technology is changing how community-based organizations (CBOs) provide supports and services to their clients. The Aging and Disability Business Institute (Business Institute) aims to ensure that CBOs have tools and resources they can use to put today’s innovations to …

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Ensuring Health Systems Become Age-Friendly

  An exciting, long-overdue and much needed movement is underway to close current gaps and failures in health care for older adults so that it better meets our needs as we age. The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, conceptualized in 2015 and launched in 2017, has sparked innovation and improvement across the country and presents a …

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Returns Worth the Investment

Most of us spend our time, money and other resources on “things” that we find worthwhile. Whether those “things” are material purchases or experiences, we desire a return on our investment. A return-on-investment, or ROI, can come in a numeric or monetary return (Net Profit / Total Investment X 100), which is sometimes referred to …

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Health Care And Community-Based Organizations Have Finally Begun Partnering To Integrate Health And Long-Term Care

This blog was originally published by Health Affairs on February 2, 2018. Community-based organizations such as area agencies on aging (AAAs) and centers for independent living (CILs) have served for decades as cost-effective, trusted, and proven resources for addressing the health-related social needs of older adults and people with disabilities, including long-term care needs. Yet, …

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Constructing a Value Proposition for Your Evidence-Based Programs

  Those of us who have invested countless hours and extensive resources into the adoption and implementation of evidence-based programs (EBPs) are well-versed in the value of these programs.  We know that EBPs: Have undergone rigorous evaluation Been published in peer-reviewed literature Are proven to have significant positive impacts on participants Have been broadly translated …

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Virginia Finds Better Ways to Transition Patients from the Hospital to Their Homes

urse and elderly man spending time together in the home

*This blog is cross-posted on America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) blog HERE.  As part of its outreach to and collaboration with the health care community, the Aging and Disability Business Institute worked with AHIP to develop this blog and create a conference session on the Virginia AAA partnership described below for AHIP’s Conference on Dual …

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