Nominations Open for the John A. Hartford Foundation 2020 Business Innovation Award

Jul 15, 2020

The John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award highlights the successes of community-based organizations (CBOs) that are partnering and contracting with health care entities, such as hospitals and health plans, with the goal of spurring the replication of these partnerships nationwide.

Each year the award recognizes CBO-health care partnerships that are improving health outcomes and/or quality of life for older adults and/or persons with disabilities. Award recipients demonstrate the pursuit of bold, transformative initiatives designed to integrate health care and long-term services and supports and increase the sustainability. The award is sponsored by the Aging and Disability Business Institute, which is administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a).

This year, the Hartford Foundation especially invite applicants to highlight innovations related to health care contracting and COVID-19 response or those addressing issues of health equity or health disparities in the context of health care contracts. Learn more about past winners.

Nominations from a broad array of community-based aging and disability organizations are encouraged. Eligible recipients include, but are not limited to, Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, faith-based organizations, and other nonprofit or government-based community-based aging and disability services providers.

To nominate an entity for the The John A. Hartford Foundation 2020 Business Innovation Award, please complete the nomination form in its entirety. Incomplete forms will not be considered. Organizations are permitted to nominate themselves. If you have any questions, please email the Aging and Disability Business Institute at

The nomination deadline is Friday, July 31, 2020.

More information is available here.