The Objective

Increase the sustainability of older adult service providers in Marin by building their business acumen to take advantage of opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act.

The Issue

The older adult population is rapidly growing in Marin, increasing the need for older adult care and services. Providers have relied on public funding and private grants that are now strained. This has made it increasingly difficult for organizations to plan for the future, to keep pace with demand, or to take advantage of opportunities to innovate.

Our Approach

Both the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the growth in the older adult demographic provide opportunities to develop new collaborations between the healthcare sector and community-based organizations. We will seek to help build the capacity and infrastructure of critical older adult providers . We will also broker relationships and facilitate partnerships between healthcare payers, older adult providers, and other stakeholders.


This initiative uses an invitation-only application process. The next proposals will be invited on August 1, 2017 and will be due by August 31, 2017. A decision is expected November 1, 2017.

Current Grantees

  • American Society on Aging
  • EAH Housing
  • Jewish Family and Children's Services
  • LifeLong Medical Care
  • Marin Center for Independent Living
  • Whistlestop


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

Courtesy of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)

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Building The Business Case: Community Organizations Responding to The Changing Healthcare Environment for Aging Populations

Courtesy of The scan Foundation, National Coalition on Care Coordination (N3C) & Collaborative Consulting

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For questions regarding this initiative, please contact

Shirin Vakharia

Director for Health & Aging