Five State Teams Selected for Disability Network Business Acumen Learning Collaborative

August 9, 2017


Five state teams have been selected for participation in the Disability Network Business Acumen Learning Collaborative. This effort is led by the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) in partnership with nine national organizations.

Each of the five state teams includes at least one state agency and community-based organization (CBO) serving persons with disabilities (physical, intellectual, and/or developmental). Most also include an integrated healthcare entity or other organization dedicated to the sustainability of CBOs serving people with disabilities. The five state teams represent Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, and Texas.

These teams will work together to develop and implement business-related strategies to state-specific challenges to integrating long-term services and supports and healthcare services. Collectively, these teams will share what they learn from their efforts including promising practices that can be used to help other CBOs enhance their current business relationships and diversify their business portfolios. The learning collaborative will launch at the 2017 HCBS Conference being held in Baltimore, MD, August 27 – 31.

To learn more about the resources and opportunities available through the Business Acumen Center, please visit the Business Acumen Center.

This learning collaborative is available as part of the Disability Business Acumen Grant provided by the Administration for Community Living to the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities in collaboration with nine national partners.

Grant Partners include: American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD), American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD), National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), National Council on Aging (NCOA), National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), Mercer, and University of Minnesota – Institute of Community Integration.


Learn more about ACL's Business Acumen Initiative to help states and community-based organizations build networks and respond to delivery system changes, including providing technical assistance, building business capacity for successful contracting with integrated care entities, and developing pathways to sustainability.

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