Building the Business Acumen of CBOs: A E-Learning Primer

September 15, 2015

In partnership with the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, a series of online training resources for community-based organizations to build their business acumen were developed by the SCAN Foundation.

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

August 28, 2015

Anad Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, and Robert Schreiber, MD, of the Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group, have published an article in the Health Affairs Blog that explains how vital it is to connect patients with community-based organizations, such as Area Agencies on Aging. The article includes real-world examples as well as data that support… Read more »

Community-Based Organizations and MLTSS: An Issue Brief to Assess CBO Readiness

August 28, 2015

For community-based organizations (CBOs) that have historically been the providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS), the change in oversight of managed LTSS (MLTSS) services from the state to managed care organizations (MSO) presents new challenges and opportunities. This issue brief discusses each of following opportunities that CBOs need to address when assessing their readiness to… Read more »

Toolkit: Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market

November 3, 2016

Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market The healthcare landscape is changing rapidly and the need for home and community-based services (HCBS) is rising. Becoming familiar with new terminology, understanding the healthcare marketplace and developing partnerships in your network are essential to your program’s sustainability. These FREE webinars are part of a four-part series… Read more »

Toolkit: POMP To Go Part 1

August 17, 2017

Resource Topic Guide The POMP website contains all the information and tools necessary to conduct performance-related surveys of Older Americans Act service recipients on the state and local level. These tools may also be useful to other social service and support programs. POMP Tutorial for the POMP Toolkit (WMV, 7 minutes) to familiarize you with… Read more »

POMP To Go Part 1: How to Start Measuring Your Performance?

September 15, 2015

What is Pomp to Go? POMP stands for Performance Measurement Outcomes Project. Why is performance measurement important for you? Performance measurement data is useful for: Monitoring and improving the quality of services; Examining the effect of services on recipients; and Providing empirical evidence on which to base program improvements and funding decisions. But where do… Read more »

POMP To Go Part 2: How to Successfully Use Your Data?

September 15, 2015

Pomp To Go Part 2: How to Successfully Use Your Data? Date: November 14, 2013 Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. Central / 12:30 p.m. Pacific) Description This session will provide specific examples about how states, area agencies and local service providers have used the information they gathered to improve programming, secure… Read more »

Toolkit: Identifying the Actual Cost of a Meal – Parts 1 and 2

November 3, 2016

A quality senior nutrition program should be future-focused, client-focused, entrepreneurial-minded and should demonstrate business acumen. Those running and overseeing quality senior nutrition programs, independent of their size, must understand why it is imperative to fully understand their actual costs and acceptable “profit margins” before participating in this changing business arena. The following resources support the… Read more »

Toolkit: Components of a Quality Nutrition Program – Part 2

November 3, 2016

A quality senior nutrition program should be future-focused, client-focused and entrepreneurial-minded. Those running and overseeing quality senior nutrition programs, independent of their size, must understand the role senior nutrition services play within the broader parallel nutrition systems, and they must be prepared to modernize their strategy and operations, strengthening this role in the changing environment…. Read more »

What Are the Components of a Quality Nutrition Program? Part 1 (Slides)

September 15, 2015

A slide deck from the first webinar in our series. Description: Quality nutrition programs are an essential part of current and future home and community based service systems. Over 4,000 Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs are implemented in states and local communities throughout the U.S. These programs serve a diverse population, address hunger and food insecurity… Read more »