Business Institute Blog: Culture Change in CBO-Health Care Partnerships

The Aging and Disability Business Institute's guest blogger, Roseanne DiStefano of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, tackles the organizational culture change aging and disability CBOs need to consider when working with health care partners.
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is one of the most advanced AAAs involved in health care contracting and DiStefano shares some of the common barriers to change a CBO interested in health care collaboration might run up against, and the strategies that leaders can use to overcome resistance and drive enthusiasm among stakeholders.

DiStefano cites examples from her own agency to show that embracing the new landscape and being bold in the face of changing funding environments can result in financial and operational benefits. With some forethought and hard work up-front, your organization can create a culture that encourages and celebrates going after integrated care opportunities. Read the blog to learn strategies for pursuing culture change, and check out some of the great resources on this topic over at n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute website.



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