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Business Institute’s Second Blog Post in the Series Identifies How AgeSpan Convinced Leaders to Rebrand 

Why should a community-based organization rebrand itself? AgeSpan, an Area Agency on Aging in northeastern Massachusetts, dove deep before deciding to rebrand. In the second post in a series written for the Aging and Disability Business Institute, AgeSpan identifies the reasons behind its rebrand and describes why rebranding was the correct choice. Read the first blog post for the introduction to AgeSpan’s rebranding decision and stay tuned for the final blog post in this series in our next newsletter. 

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Implementing and Expanding Virtual Programming for Older Adults

Given the fact that virtual programming is here to stay, a new manual from engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults provides strategies that organizations in the Aging Network can use to enhance or implement new virtual programs for older adults. The manual was developed by engAGED in partnership with Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP. Both the Aging and Disability Business Institute and engAGED are administered by USAging.

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Looking for data to boost your value proposition? The Business Institute's Evidence Bank houses a collection of research studies that CBOs can pull from to bolster their own pitches to health care entities. If you have a research article that you would like us to include, please email us or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

The Future of Telehealth

In a new white paper, the National Committee for Quality Assurance identifies barriers individuals may experience that prevent them from receiving telehealth services. The white paper also makes recommendations for specific ways to promote equitable access to telehealth, including tailoring telehealth to individual preferences and needs, and leveraging digital technologies to promote equitable care delivery.

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Rural Healthcare Partnership Models of Investments

Rural communities often face challenges in meeting community needs around health care and other concerns. The Build Healthy Places Network has developed a playbook of resources featuring strategies the health care sector can use to collaborate with various partners to address rural health and prosperity.

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Equity and Aging in the Community

A new study from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research gauges sentiment among older adults about how prepared they feel to age in place in their homes and communities. The study found that older adults with lower incomes, those living in rural areas and Black or Hispanic older adults have more reservations about the services that support aging in their communities than do older adults from other populations. 

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Improving Housing Stability Through Health Care Contracts

The Aging and Disability Business Institute is hosting a Pre-Conference Intensive at USAging’s 47th Annual Conference and Tradeshow. “Improving Housing Stability Through Health Care Contracts” will feature a discussion about how organizations can serve a fuller range of individuals’ needs regarding housing services by contracting with health care entities. The session occurs from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CT on Sunday, July 10 in Austin, TX.

Register for USAging’s 47th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, from July 10-13 in Austin, TX now!

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June 24, 2022 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET

Conference: LGBTQ+ Elders in an Ever-Changing World (Presented by AgeSpan)

July 10, 2022 | 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET

Pre-Conference Intensive: Improving Housing Stability Through Health Care Contracts (Presented by USAging)

July 10-13, 2022

Conference: USAging’s 47th Annual Conference and Tradeshow (Presented by USAging)

July 12-13, 2022

Virtual Event: Digital Quality Summit: Building an Equitable Digital Health Ecosystem (Presented by NCQA)

July 21, 2022 | 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM ET

Virtual Event: Workshop on Advancing Diagnostic Excellence for Older Adults (Presented by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine)

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