Solomon, J., & Peterson, L. (2015). Preparing California’s community-based organizations to partner with the health care sector by building business acumen: Case studies from the first cohort of Linkage Lab grantees. Long Beach, CA: The Scan Foundation.

Year: 2015


In 2013, The SCAN Foundation (Foundation) developed Linkage Lab to help bridge the gap between the health care sector and community-based organizations (CBOs) by providing capacity-building support to California CBOs that primarily serve older adults with chronic health conditions and functional limitations. Over a two-year period, six CBOs participated in Linkage Lab, gaining capacity-building skills and organizational transformation through regular seminars and on-the-ground technical expertise. The Foundation also provided modest financial support for critical infrastructure needs associated with developing contractual relationships with the health care sector. This report provides case studies of the first six Linkage Lab grantees. The case studies show the progress made and challenges faced toward achieving their goal of meaningful partnership with the health care sector.

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