NH Business Acumen Initiative

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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.


recent Event

On November 6, 2019, the NH Business Acumen Initiative coordinated two breakout sessions at the Advancing Healthy Aging across NH Communities: Building Momentum for Better Policies and Practices conference. In the morning session, Deputy Director of the n4a Aging and Disability Business Institute, Karol Tapias, discussed The Changing Business Landscape of Aging Services. In the afternoon, we were joined by Nancy Frank of North Country Health Consortium, Meghan Brady of NH Coalition of Aging Services, and Brian Collins of Community Partners. Each shared lessons learned in Advancing Cross-Sector Partnerships.

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Advancing Cross-Sector Partnerships

On September 25, 2019, the New Hampshire Business Acumen Initiative held a one-day workshop for community-based organizations that had participated in previous sessions to increase their business savvy. This was an extraordinary opportunity to receive expert consulting from a nationally recognized firm, Collaborative Consulting, with funding provided by the Endowment for Health. Prior to the workshop, each organization participated in a one hour interview and completed an assessment of their organization’s readiness for contracting. Participants received access to tools created by Collaborative Consulting.

collaborative consulting faculty:
  • Lori Peterson, MA
  • Victor Tabbush, PhD
  • Jacob Bielecki, MSc
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Taking Credit for Our Work: The CBO role in improving quality measures

On December 7, 2018 the NH Business Acumen Initiative held a half-day seminar to explore how CBOs can leverage the healthcare systems' quality measures and build sustainable payment models. Speakers discussed healthcare quality indicators and the impact of payment sources on quality indicators. In addition, the speakers shared their agency's experience with contracting. 

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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.

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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.


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

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