Scripps Gerontology Center and the Aging and Disability Business Institute partnership charts the role of community-based organizations in health care

Health Care and Community-Based Organizations Have Finally Begun Partnering to Integrate Health and Long-Term Care

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Nora Super, Mary Kaschak, Elizabeth Blair
FEBRUARY 2, 2018

Community-based organizations such as area agencies on aging (AAAs) and centers for independent living (CILs) have served for decades as cost-effective, trusted, and proven resources for addressing the health-related social needs of older adults and people with disabilities, including long-term care needs. Yet, until recently, the healthcare sector has had little awareness of the value of these home and community-based resources.

To better understand and track current contracting practices and national trends among community-based organizations, the Business Institute, in partnership with the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University, launched a national request for information (RFI) survey in July 2017 to AAAs, CILs, and other community-based organizations. A total of 593 organizations participated in the RFI survey …