NH Business Acumen Initiative

The NH Business Acumen Initiative provides educational opportunities and shares resources from national learning collaboratives to support community-based organizations in collectively advancing their business savvy.

The NH Business Acumen Advisory Group includes representatives from NH Coalition for Aging Services, Housing Action NH, Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, Monadnock Collaborative, Easterseals, & The Stephen Group. The Advisory Group directs the educational opportunities delivered under this project. Center on Aging and Community Living provides leadership and coordination for the Initiative.

If you are interested in learning more about the NH Business Acumen Initiative, email Laura Davie.

Upcoming Seminar

Taking Credit for Our Work: The CBO role in improving quality measures

What: Join us for a 1/2-day seminar that explores how CBO's can leverage the healthcare system's quality measures and build sustainable payment models. We encourage 2 or 3 people from a single organization to participate. Bring your team!

When: December 7, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Audubon Center, Concord, NH

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Trailblazers Learning Collaborative

A national effort hosted by the Aging and Disability Business Institute with the goal of prototyping and collectively working toward solutions addressing next generation obstacles and challenges of community-based organization who have contracts with integrated healthcare entities. Center on Aging and Community Living participates on this collaborative.

NH Business Acumen Synergies and Opportunities Group

The Business Acumen Initiative, in partnership with the Bureau of Development Disabilities, Division of Long Term Supports and Services, offers an open forum three times per year to share past and current national business acumen learning collaborative efforts.

Seminar: Keeping 'PACE' With the Changing Landscape of LTSS Payment Models

On June 21, 2018 the Business Acumen Initiative continued the dialogue around New Hampshire’s commitment to a high-quality and effective system of Long Term Services and Supports. The seminar focused on funding options, including PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), which has recently emerged as a potential model for New Hampshire.


Liz Parry, National PACE Association: PACE 101
Laura Wagner, Neighborhood PACE: PACE in New Hampshire
Jo Porter, IHPP: Overview of Funding for Long Term Services and Supports
Nancy Rollins, Easterseals: Long Term Supports Services for Seniors Living in the Community
Lucy Hodder, IHPP/UNH School of Law: NH Medicaid and Payment Reform

Supporting Documents:

National Resources

Funding for the NH Business Acumen Initiative provided by Endowment for Health