- A Step Beyond Basic Strategic Planning: Integration that Works!
- What’s Involved in the Medicare Suite of Services?
- Why People Being Served Need to Be Included in Planning
- How Does Your Data Treat its Neighbors?
- Building an Age-Friendly Community
- Healthcare Staffing Shortages in New Mexico
- Surfing the “Silver Tsunami”
- Health Care Works Best When it is Community Rooted
- Why Data is Terrific and Makes a Great Case
- Perceptions about Medicaid Expansion and ACA Might Penalize Community Providers
- Evidence Based Practice Standards and Your Programs
- Benchmarks for Contracting with State Governments
- Medicaid Trends
- Building Strategies to Address the Silver Wave
- Managing the Landscape of State-Nonprofit Contracting
- Leveraging & ROI: Strategies to Build Sustainability
- What’s Your Sustainability IQ?
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Author Archives: Anne
Great Planning Gets Stakeholders Involved and Excited Old methods of strategic planning are static and boring. They don’t achieve results because they don’t fully engage your stakeholders, and use them as partners to build the plan. Strategic planning that goes … Continue reading
The Medicare Suite of Services is a term I’ve coined to describe a cluster of services to older adult patients that FQHCs provide that meet the needs of an aging population in a way that addresses priorities identified by the … Continue reading
People who are the focus of our plans, services, initiatives, funding, policies or other work should be at the table, as part of the diverse constituency helping to shape the plans. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. It’s … Continue reading
Does your data live nicely with its neighbors? How does your data treat its neighbors? How is your data treated by them, and do they work well together? Or are they separated by big walls? Living in silos? Perhaps your … Continue reading
Age-friendly communities, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), are those that older adults find to be welcoming. These are communities and regions that are actively friendly toward, and supportive of, older adults. Age-Friendly Community Framework The World Health … Continue reading
There are healthcare shortages throughout many areas of the United States. New Mexico’s current and projected healthcare shortages are more severe than many other areas of the country. These are exacerbated by many of our state’s Social Determinants of Health, … Continue reading
The aging of our population, or ‘Silver Tsunami,’ as it’s often called, is not something in the future that requires preparation. That’s why it’s called a tsunami, a wave created by an earthquake. Ken Dychtwald was one of the first … Continue reading
There is a trend to bring many health care and social services closer to, or back into our communities. Many health care professionals, researchers, and people on the street are finding that health care works best when it is locally rooted, … Continue reading
I confess, I’m a data geek, and love seeing what technology and software have done for data. In short, they’ve made data (which geeks love) come alive in charts and graphs for the average practitioner (who doesn’t want to be burdened … Continue reading
The community health system provides critically needed care, and serves as the “safety net” for many. The creation of the Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid Expansion in many states has resulted in greater coverage and access to care for many … Continue reading
They have been called “best practices,” “effective practices,” “promising practices,” and “evidence based practices” (EBPs). Whatever the “nom du jour,” the emphasis continues to focus on identifying what works and funding programs that demonstrate effective practices and strong outcomes. With … Continue reading
Like most nonprofit leaders, I believe that we can make our world a better place – by building communities that are healthy, sustainable and diverse. Our nonprofit organizations provide many of the services that build community. Much of the time, … Continue reading
There are a number of important trends in Medicaid that are shaping which services are authorized, how services are funded, funding amounts, and access to care. Medicaid is currently the largest source of federal funds flowing to the states, with … Continue reading
Did you know that the fastest growing age cohort in the U.S. is adults aged 65 and older? Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of the country’s population aged 65 and older grew by just over 15%, and is expected … Continue reading
Two new reports from the National Council on Nonprofits (NCNA) and the Urban Institute identify and address serious problems with state government contracting practices with nonprofits. The Urban Institute conducted a survey of nonprofits across the U.S. They found that … Continue reading
During the early years of the economic crisis, many nonprofit and government agencies were caught like “deer in the headlights.” However, over time, our leaders have become more astute at anticipating and responding to trends. And we are less frequently … Continue reading
How sustainable is your organization? Do you know where you have your greatest organizational strengths and assets? Are you aware of your risks, and how to minimize them? And, do you have a roadmap for building your sustainability? Building sustainability … Continue reading
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