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Business Institute Blog Series Highlights Rebranding Efforts of AgeSpan

What’s in a name? In the case of the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, which rebranded to AgeSpan, a new name can signify a more welcoming and accessible agency for consumers, community partners and other stakeholders. The Aging and Disability Business Institute’s latest blog post highlights why AgeSpan decided to rebrand itself. This is the first blog in a series of three.  

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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. The session, “Improving Housing Stability Through Health Care Contracts” (PC02), occurs from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CT on Sunday, July 10 in Austin, TX. Presenters will discuss how AAAs and other CBOs can contract with health care entities to serve a fuller range of individuals’ needs regarding housing services. Register for USAging’s Annual Conference and Tradeshow, from July 10-13 in Austin, TX now. USAging administers the Aging and Disability Business Institute.

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Funding Available for Addressing Social Determinants of Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a notice of a funding opportunity for developing multisector action plans to address the social determinants of health. Up to 40 awardees will collaborate with multisectoral partners to develop plans to reduce health disparities related to chronic disease within state, local, territorial and tribal jurisdictions. Applications are due by July 8, and optional Letters of Intent are due tomorrow, June 8.

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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.

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Fulfilling the Promise of the CHRONIC Care Act

In a new report, ATI Advisory and Long-Term Quality Alliance identify policy recommendations that Congress should consider to advance new supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage (MA). The report highlights ways Congress can advance new supplemental benefits to in MA plans, specifically relating to eligibility, data reporting and evaluation.

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The BUILD Health Challenge 4.0

The de Beaumont Foundation’s BUILD Health Challenge is now accepting applications for its fourth cohort. Communities with ideas that address health disparities are invited to apply to be part of a cohort that will create a program to advance health equity and racial justice by centering multi-sector and community-driven partnerships. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2022.

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Strategies to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid Beneficiaries

As state Medicaid programs address the social determinants of health, they often do so in partnership with other government agencies and CBOs. A new issue brief from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) describes the primary mechanisms state Medicaid programs can use to deliver and finance interventions related to the social determinants of health and considers the statutory and regulatory limits on the use of these funds. 

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June 9, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Webinar: Addressing Housing Accessibility Through Cross-Sector Partnerships: A Closer Look at Home Modification Collaborations at Work (Presented by the Housing and Services Resource Center, ACL and USAging)

June 24, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

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

July 10, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 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 - 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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