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 Friendship Line, a volunteer-staffed suicide prevention hotline serving older adults.  With federal funding for discretionary programs on the decline, IOA has pursued additional opportunities in demonstrating the value of these …

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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 organization (CBO) in Oakland, California that is leveraging its business acumen training to partner with a large health care system to provide critical post-hospital supports and services to homeless individuals, a particularly complex and difficult-to-engage patient …

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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 Services (St. Paul’s) was able to strengthen its overall market position, implement an effective electronic health record (EHR) system, enhance community awareness of its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) offerings, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. The Institute on Aging (IOA), based in San Francisco, California, serves seniors, adults with disabilities, and their …

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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. Bay Area Community Services (BACS) in Oakland, CA serves both older adults and adults experiencing mental illness, substance …

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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 healthcare 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 for …

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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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