Business Institute Featured in Better Care Playbook

Two new blog posts highlighting issues critical to the work of n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute have been published in the Better Care Playbook. The posts cover the role AAAs play in addressing the social determinants of health in their communities and ways to tackle the unique challenges of cross-sector partnerships between community-based organizations (CBOs) and health care. Both blog entries, authored by staff of the Business Institute, will reach an audience of health system leaders, payers and policymakers and others.

In Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Sector Partnerships to Meet the Needs of Older Adults and People with Disabilities, n4a's Marisa Scala-Foley, Director of the Aging and Disability Business Institute, draws on data from the Business Institute's 2020 Request for Information survey. In this blog post, she discusses cross-sector collaboration, barriers to partnership and how aging and disability community-based organizations and health care have worked together to overcome common challenges to better address the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.
In The Critical Role of Area Agencies on Aging in Addressing the Health-Related Social Needs of Older Adults, Beth Blair, Senior Research Associate at n4a, presents data from n4a's latest AAA National Survey in a breakdown of the critical role of AAAs in addressing the SDOH needs of older adults and how AAAs are scaling to meet growing demand.
Launched by a collaboration of seven leading health care foundations—Arnold Ventures, The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Milbank Memorial Fund, Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The SCAN Foundation—and led by the Center for Health Care Strategies, the Better Care Playbook seeks to provide health care stakeholders with the best and latest knowledge about addressing and improving care for people with complex health and social needs.
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