Getting Started

Everyone needs some help with taking that first step. For aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs), Getting Started provides a collection of business acumen resources to help those beginning their journey toward partnerships and contracts with the health care sector. Start here if you are looking for the basics or need a refresher on health care contracting fundamentals. Topic areas covered include:

  • Thinking beyond government programs and grants
  • Frequently used terminology
  • Approaching culture change in your organization
  • Organizational leadership
  • Conducting a Readiness Assessment

Resource Library

The Business Institute’s Resource Library is a curated collection of reports, articles, video, webinars, guides and more from the Business Institute, health care industry leaders and experts in aging and disability. Our Resource Library houses resources covering a broad array of topics relevant to CBOs at all stages of the contracting journey. Explore our Resource Library to find:

  • Articles and Reports
  • Tools and Resource Guides
  • Webinars and Presentations

Evidence Bank

The Evidence Bank is a collection of research studies on common services provided by CBOs that demonstrate outcomes attractive to a health care partner. This collection is updated on a monthly basis.


The Aging and Disability Business Institute works with our long-term partner, Scripps Gerontology Center, and others to conduct research on how aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs) and networks of CBOs contract with health care entities to better serve older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. This includes the periodic CBO-Health Care Contracting Surveys, and research on other topics related to CBO-health care contracting. Here you will find resources on our research, including webinars, data briefs and more.

Ask an Expert

Partnering with health care is uncharted territory for many aging and disability CBOs—and we realize you may need a little help along the way. The Aging and Disability Business Institute has assembled a roster of experts to answer questions that aging and disability CBOs might have. Check out the FAQs below to see if we’ve covered what you’re looking for. Here, you’ll find answers to questions regarding:

  • Integrated care
  • Opportunities for CBO-health care contracting
  • Pursuing health care contracts
  • Organizational readiness
  • How to price and provide your services