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NYS Office for the Aging Convenes Business Acumen Advisory Group

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) has launched a Business Acumen Training initiative to promote the integration of health care and social services to improve health outcomes for older adults. Sponsored in partnership with the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY), the initiative seeks to:

  • Enhance strategic organizational growth of the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs);
  • Help AAAs engage in health care partnerships that will improve coordination of care; and
  • Address the social determinants of health across the communities they serve through an intensive participatory curriculum.

To support the training initiative, NYSOFA has established a Business Acumen Advisory Group (AG) to promote integration and engagement between the state's aging services network, community-based organizations (CBOs), and health care systems. The Advisory Group will help the project team to gain a deeper understanding of the state’s health care and long term care environment and barriers and opportunities for integration. It will explore opportunities available under the next phase of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and the transition to Value-Based Payment (VBP) reform as well as through additional supplemental benefits that may be covered by Medicare Advantage plans. It will also provide feedback on the Business Acumen training curriculum for AAAs.

LeadingAge NY executives have been invited to serve on the AG, which meets for the first time on May 8th.

Contact: Karen Lipson, klipson@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8383 ext. 124