It’s Never Too Late to Change: How One Organization Embraced Opportunity

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. New opportunities sometimes arise when they are least expected. An openness to learn, teach and work together is the synergy needed to make change. Area Agency on Aging, District 7 (AAA7) in Ohio has administered Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver services for the Ohio Department of Aging since …

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Building Partnerships with Primary Care to Become a Hub for Service Delivery for Older Adults in Our Community

This blog entry describes a care model that community-based organizations (CBOs) working as part of the Aging Network can implement when partnering with local primary care providers.   The last decade has seen health systems move toward payment reforms that incentivize outcomes. There has also been a substantial growth in Medicaid managed care across the …

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Environmental Scanning for CBOs

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. Environmental scanning is a key first step in the development of a business plan for your organization. This process can help your organization identify internal and external factors that will affect your long-term sustainability. Who are your potential Competitors, Comparatives, Complements, and Collaborators, and how does this information help your organization …

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Diversified Business Planning for AAA Success: Healthcare Partnerships and Beyond

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR, CLICK HERE   As traditional sources of funding continue to stagnate or decrease, area agencies on aging (AAAs), especially those serving rural areas, are facing difficult challenges in maintaining programs and services. Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, which operates in the rural Appalachian area of Virginia, has developed a strategic …

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Improving Care of Older Adults in Patient-Centered Medical Homes

A new article in the Public Policy and Aging Report highlights the important role of social determinants of health, as well as community-based organizations, in addressing the needs of older adults in Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs). PCMHs are designed to transform primary care delivery while also addressing the triple aim of improved patient experience, population …

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The Power of Three: Collaboration Can Help Stroke Survivors Return to Independence

Although stroke related deaths has decreased substantially in the last few decades, research suggest that acute ischemic stroke hospitalizations rates have increased, as well as stroke risk factors and the prevalence of people who have three to four risk factors. Three agencies in Colorado- the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (CVNA), Easter seals Colorado and Project …

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The Flourish Care Model: Utilizing the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) to Implement A Shared-Care Approach to Health Care for Older Adults

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE   To promote effective care coordination and quality care for older adults in rural areas, the Flourish Care model developed partnerships between primary care practices, local area agencies on aging and community coalitions as part of a federal grant to promote quality care for older adults. Flourish is a shared-care …

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NCOA’s Roadmap to Community Integrated Health Care

The National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Center for Healthy Aging is honored to serve as a partner with n4a’s Aging & Disability Business Institute (Business Institute) and contribute the important work of assisting community-based organizations (CBOs) to successfully adapt to a changing health care environment, enhance their organizational capacity, and capitalize on emerging opportunities to diversify funding. …

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Working Together To Build A Network: MCO and CBO Collaboration in Arizona

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE   In the elusive quest to achieve the Triple Aim of improved care, better health and lower costs, it is becoming increasingly evident that strategic partnerships between the healthcare sector and community-based organizations (CBO) are an especially promising practice that can move the needle on care and cost challenges. In …

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