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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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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 organization …

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The SCAN Foundation Linkage Lab: Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles

Part of a six-part series of Linkage Lab case studies developed by The SCAN Foundation, this Success Story highlights how the Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles‘ (JFS) experience in the Linkage Lab enabled it to focus on capacity to acquire business with health care payers and providers, re-evaluate leadership structures and interact with health care …

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The SCAN Foundation Linkage Lab: The Camarillo Health Care District

Part of a six-part series of Linkage Lab case studies developed by The SCAN Foundation, this Success Story highlights how the Camarillo Health Care District (the District) was able to successfully participate within a community-based organization (CBO) network to contract additional services to health care entities, including a national managed care organization. The District is …

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The SCAN Foundation Linkage Lab: Institute on Aging

Part of a six part series of Linkage Lab case studies developed by The SCAN Foundation, this Success Story highlights how The Institute of Aging (IOA) was able to develop a framework for successful partnerships with health plans. IOA, based in San Francisco, California, serves older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers in San …

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The SCAN Foundation Linkage Lab: Bay Area Community Services

Part of a six-part series of Linkage Lab case studies developed by The SCAN Foundation, this Success Story showcases the Bay Area Community Services’ (BACS) goal to achieve a meaningful partnership with the health care sector. BACS in Oakland, CA serves both older adults and adults experiencing mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness, primarily in …

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Build on Your “Wins”: The Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership & VAAACares. Bringing Value to Health Care in Virginia

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Recent federal and state initiatives have sought to reduce unnecessary readmissions to hospitals and focus on the frequent transitions of care between care settings that patients experience—especially older adults and those with multiple chronic conditions.  There is growing recognition that most root causes of readmission are due to social needs, not clinical needs. Community-based organizations …

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ADRC Agility: FREED Center for Independent Living and the Sacramento, CA Area Agency on Aging

image of the side-by-side logos of the FREED Center for Independent Living and the Area Aging on Aging in Sacramento, California. The FREED logo is a graphic of a blue bird flying over green evergreen trees.

The health care system in the United States is in a state of transition, as innovations and policy shifts disrupt longstanding practices and move health care providers toward shared accountability for health outcomes and value. New payment structures are spreading financial risk more widely, for example, by introducing new forms of capitation and incentive payments …

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A Promising Collaboration: Care1st Health Plan and Access to Independence (A2i), San Diego, California

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In the wake of the shift to accountable and value-based care, and in light of the growing number of older adults and individuals with disabilities, many states are looking to Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to provide these populations with coordinated health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS). Opportunities now exist in this new environment …

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Bridging Disability and Aging to Maximize Capacity: The Oklahoma Aging and Disability Alliance, LLC

Synergies and collaborations between disability and aging services providers are a natural fit in an integrated health care landscape. Both fields are committed to providing support that keeps older people and people with disabilities safe and comfortable in their homes and communities for as long as possible, and both are facing an increasingly constrained funding …

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St. Barnabas Senior Services: Finding Value in Social Service

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  “[Though] they’re not already part of the health care process, social service agencies must realize they bring value to the table and have that confidence coming into the conversation…You’re already in the community, you’re trusted by the community, you know the community better than health care plans and private contractors…that trust is of tremendous value.” …

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