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Get inspired by community-based organizations (CBOs) who have innovated their way to success in health care collaborations! Learn best practices, uncover new approaches to problems, and get energized by all the exciting partnerships happening across the country.

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Post-Hospital Respite Program Gives Frail Homeless Elders a Safe Place to Recover

This Aging and Disability Business Institute article features the inspiring story of Bay Area Community Services (BACS), a community-based organization (CBO) in Oakland, California that is leveraging its business acumen training to partner with a large health care system to provide critical post-hospital supports and services to homeless individuals, a particularly complex and difficult-to-engage patient …

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University Group Fosters Integrated Care Collaborations in New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (IOD) was invited by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the Administration on Community Living  to join the Trailblazer Learning Collaborative because of its designation as a University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD). Laura Davie, director, and Melissa …

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Ability360: Fostering Growth, While Preserving a Service Culture of Dignity and Respect

For over 30 years, Ability360, Arizona’s largest independent living center, based out of Phoenix, has offered and promoted programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community. Over the years, Ability360 has been proactive about strategically positioning itself to pursue, and ultimately …

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A Meals Program in Connecticut Keeps Cardiac Patients at Home and Out of the Hospital

Senior Nutrition Services, a division of New Opportunities, Inc., in Waterbury, Connecticut, is a meals and nutrition services provider that is embracing partnerships with the health care sector in order to improve the quality of life of its clients and bolster the sustainability and capacity of the organization. This Aging Today feature article, part of a series …

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Ohio AAA Reveals Lessons Learned From Decades of Managed Care

Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities, a private, nonprofit Area Agency on Aging (AAA) serving northeastern Ohio, is a vanguard organization in the movement amongst CBOs to partner with the health care sector to improve the care and quality of life for older adults and individuals with disabilities, and save the system …

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ACL Business Acumen Case Study: Winning the Contract: New Revenue Stream for Community Organizations

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released new resources from the Business Acumen Initiative to provide background on this work and to feature case studies from community-based organizations (CBOs) that highlight their activities to secure contracts and develop relationships with partner organizations. Launched in 2012, this program aims to strengthen the aging and disability networks from the …

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ACL Business Acumen Case Study: Building the Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released new resources from the Business Acumen Initiative to provide background on this work and to feature case studies from community-based organizations (CBOs) that highlight their activities to secure contracts and develop relationships with partner organizations. Launched in 2012, this program aims to strengthen the aging and disability networks from the …

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Business Acumen Case Study: Florida Network Evolves from Regional Collaborative to Statewide Network

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released new resources from the Business Acumen Initiative to provide background on this work and to feature case studies from community-based organizations (CBOs) that highlight their activities to secure contracts and develop relationships with partner organizations. Launched in 2012, this program aims to strengthen the aging and disability networks from the …

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The SCAN Foundation Linkage Lab: St.Paul’s Senior Services

Part of a six part series of Linkage Lab case studies developed by The SCAN Foundation, this Success Story showcases how St. Paul’s Senior Services (St. Paul’s) was able to strengthen its overall market position, implement an effective electronic health record (EHR) system, enhance community awareness of its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) offerings, …

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The SCAN Foundation Linkage Lab: Silicon Valley Independent Living Center

Part of a six part series of Linkage Lab case studies developed by The SCAN Foundation, this Success Story showcases how Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) was able to collaborate and subcontract with other community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide a niche offering to health care payers and providers. A cross-disability, intergenerational, multicultural disability justice …

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