When The SCAN Foundation, a California-based independent public charity devoted to transforming care for older adults, set out to develop its Linkage Lab Academy program, we saw incredible cross-sector partnership potential.

What is Linkage Lab Academy? It’s a program The SCAN Foundation developed in 2013 to help build new relationships between the healthcare sector and community-based organizations (CBOs) that primarily serve aging adults with chronic health conditions and functional limitations.

Within two years, six CBOs participated in Linkage Lab Academy, gaining capacity-building skills, business acumen, and organizational transformation through regular seminars and on-the-ground technical expertise.

Click Download above to read the stories of these six organizations to see how Linkage Lab Academy helped them make progress toward achieving their goal of creating meaningful partnerships with the healthcare sector.