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Building Age-Friendly Health Systems

When Susan Shelton’s 99-year old father, Chet, was a patient at the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), he received care that was tailored specifically to his needs. This unique experience is all due to AAMC’s Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. The initiative aims to significantly improve care and quality of life for older adults through personalized, …

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Aging and Disability Business Institute Launches New Request for Information Survey on CBO-Health Care Partnerships

With your help, we learned in our 2017 Request for Information Survey that aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs) * across the country are partnering with health care payers and providers to address social and behavioral determinants of health. With our partners at Scripps Gerontology Center, we reported our findings in a brief report and …

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Nominations for The John A. Hartford Foundation 2018 Business Innovation Award Open until June 11!

There is growing evidence showing that the majority of health care costs are driven by factors outside of the clinical environment, including the social determinants of health—such as food security, housing instability and quality, and utility and transportation access. Additional evidence shows that functional limitations are associated with higher Medicare costs. Together, these factors have created new incentives …

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Five Key Factors for Successful Health Care & CBO Partnerships

The increasing prevalence of value-based arrangements places providers at risk for not only cost, but also quality and outcomes. This movement from paying for activity to paying for results has forced providers in value-based arrangements to carefully consider factors such as cost, access, quality, care delivery efficacy and coordination throughout the entire continuum. With some …

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VAAACares Receives 2017 The John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award

Congratulations to VAAACARES for receiving The John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award! The Business Innovation Award was established in 2016 to recognize Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that pioneer bold strategies to partner with the health care system and deliver integrated care to older adults and people with disabilities in the community.   The Virginia Area …

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Systems Change: Engaging Partners and Stakeholders to Grow and Sustain Evidence-Based Programs

Alexandra Cisneros and Don Smith from the United Way and Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County  are members of the Evidence-Based Leadership Council. “What is the most effective thing you have done to expand your Evidence Based Program?” This is one of the most popular questions a successful organization is asked, and one of the most difficult …

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Getting the Contract: Reimbursement for Evidence-based Programs

*Jennifer Raymond is the Director of the Massachusetts Healthy Living Center of Excellence, which is a partnership between Hebrew SeniorLife, an academic affiliate of Harvard Medical School and Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, an Area Agency on Aging in Northeast Massachusetts. As the availability of grant funding for community-based social services continues to diminish, innovative …

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