Strengthening Ties: Contracting Between Community-Based Organizations and Health Care Entities

December 1, 2020


  • Suzanne R. Kunkel
  • Traci L. Wilson
  • Abbe E. Lackmeyer
  • Jane K. Straker

The Aging and Disability Business Institute (Business Institute), led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), supports the business acumen of CBOs to enhance contracting with health care partners. Scripps Gerontology Center serves as the independent project evaluator for the Business Institute. A cornerstone of the evaluation is repeated national surveys about the extent and nature of CBO contracts with health care entities. This report summarizes findings from the third Request for Information (RFI) survey. The goal of the RFI is to measure the extent to which CBOs are contracting with health care entities individually and as part of a network, and to better understand the partnerships, services, target populations, payment models, opportunities and challenges related to these contracts.

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  • Aging Network