Success Stories

Get inspired by these successful collaborations between community-based organizations (CBOs) and health care partners! Learn more about best practices in contracting with health care and explore how these innovative partnerships are improving the well-being of older adults and people with disabilities.

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Success Stories June 19, 2020 Past Recipients of The John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award Each year, The John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award recognizes the successes of community-based organizations (CBOs) that are pa... Read More
Partnership Profile, Success Stories January 14, 2020 Navigating Obstacles in Cross-Sector Partnership Development: The Camarillo Health Care District Story In this Partnership Profile, learn how the Camarillo Health Care District, one of the two runners-up for The John A. Hartford Foundation 2019 Busin... Read More
Partnership Profile, Success Stories August 13, 2019 How Partners in Care Foundation Leverages a Large-Scale CBO Network to Improve Health Outcomes for One of California’s Largest Health Plans In this Success Story, learn how the Partners in Care Foundation (PICF) found success in partnering with California\'s health care sector and pione... Read More
Partnership Profile, Success Stories February 28, 2019 How the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio Balances Cross-Sector Relationship Development with Smart Business Decision-Making In this Success Story learn how Council on Aging (COA) of Southwestern Ohio creates mutually-beneficial partnerships based on sound business de... Read More
Partnership Profile, Success Stories February 28, 2019 How the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Is Building Demand for Cross-Sector Partnerships in Their Community In this Success Story, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) shares their long-term commitment to building up their service infrastructur... Read More
Partnership Profile, Success Stories January 24, 2019 How Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Replicates Its Cross-Sector Partnership Successes In this Success Story learn how Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV) created innovative change through their mission focused culture of se... Read More
Partnership Profile, Success Stories January 24, 2019 How CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions Uses Data to Activate Services Faster and Deliver Value in Health Care Partnerships In this Success Story learn how CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions (CICOA), an Indiana-based Area Agency on Aging, improved health outcomes and in... Read More
Success Stories October 25, 2018 Making the Case For Health- Related Services as a Key Component of Health Care Contracting with health care organizations requires Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and other community-based organizations (CBOs) to move from s... Read More
Partnership Profile, Success Stories July 19, 2018 Serving Veterans through Collaboration A Veteran-Directed Home & Community-Based Services Program This Aging and Disability Business Institute Success Story provides an overview of the structure and history of the partnership, discusses the ... Read More
Success Stories April 13, 2018 Colorado Springs: The Independence Center’s Veteran in Charge Program Innovation in integrated care is happening everywhere. From hospitals to health plans, doctors’ offices to outpatient clinics, traditional healt... Read More
Success Stories April 5, 2018 Innovative Thinking that Successfully Meets Payers Needs This Aging and Disability Business Institute resource features the multi-payer approach to health care contracting implemented by Partners in Ca... Read More
Success Stories February 2, 2018 Caring, Cost-Saving and Credibility in the Commonwealth Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries living in the Commonwealth of Virginia are receiving extraordinary (and convenient) care through a partnersh... Read More
Success Stories February 2, 2018 The Power of Three: Collaboration Can Help Stroke Survivors Return to Independence Although stroke-related deaths have decreased substantially in the last few decades, research suggests that acute ischemic stroke hospitalizatio... Read More
Success Stories January 19, 2018 Local CBO Learns to Balance its Mission with Business Acumen The San Francisco Institute on Aging (IOA) began in 1985 as a nonprofit providing multiple services to older adults and is best known for its Fr... Read More
Success Stories January 19, 2018 A Right-Minded Partnership Focuses on Healing in Community This Aging and Disability Business Institute article highlights the enduring relationship between Senior’s Resource Center (SRC) and the Luthera... Read More
Success Stories October 13, 2017 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 organ... Read More
Success Stories September 26, 2017 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 Admi... Read More
Success Stories September 25, 2017 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... Read More
Success Stories September 25, 2017 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 ... Read More
Success Stories September 22, 2017 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, ... Read More
Success Stories August 11, 2017 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 establi... Read More
Success Stories August 11, 2017 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... Read More
Success Stories August 11, 2017 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... Read More
Success Stories August 11, 2017 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... Read More
Success Stories April 10, 2017 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 Servi... Read More