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.

Grantmaking

This initiative uses an invitation-only application process. The grant application cycle for 2017 is complete.  

Current Grantees

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

Reports

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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Payment & Delivery System Reform in Medicare

A Primer on Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations, and Bundled Payments. Courtesy of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Challenges and Opportunities in Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Medicare Patients

BPC Preliminary Findings and Policy Options, February 2017. Courtesy of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Courtesy of John P. Kotter | Harvard Business Review

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Aging Today - American Society on Aging Bimonthly Newsletter

Reports on Marin Center for Independent Living and Whistlestop

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Working Together Toward Better Health Outcomes

Courtesy of Partnership for Healthy Outcomes

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For questions regarding this initiative, please contact

Shirin Vakharia

Director for Health & Aging

415.464.2541