New Data Released Regarding Community-Based Organizations and Health Care Contracting

Scripps Gerontology Center, in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), has released a brief report about contracts between community-based organizations (CBOs) and health care entities. Community-based organizations such as Area Agencies on Aging and Centers for Independent Living are well-positioned within their communities to improve social determinants of health (housing, nutrition, social and community engagement, and access to health care, services, and supports). The new report highlights findings of a 2018 Request for Information (RFI) survey of CBOs. This survey builds upon the findings from the 2017 RFI survey and increases understanding of the contracting relationships between CBOs and health care entities.

On November 28, 2018 the Aging and Disability Institute, which provides tools and resources to support the capacity of CBOs to enter into successful contracts with health care entities, conducted a webinar to discuss the findings of the 2018 RFI survey.