ERIC Number: ED380740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Business Connection: Strategic Planning for Public/Private Partnerships: A Guide for the Aging Network.
This is one in a series of five guidebooks on partnerships between aging agencies and businesses. The guidebook provides practical information to assist state and local aging agencies in developing strategic relationships with businesses in their communities. The focus is on how to craft an overall partnership strategy that provides the framework for developing partnerships in topic-specific areas: volunteerism, older worker employment, health promotion, and employer-sponsored eldercare. The book is organized into five chapters. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the history of public/private partnerships, discusses the impetus for business involvement in aging, outlines the expectations of both business and the aging network, and describes the legal and regulatory framework within which business and aging partnerships operate. Chapter 2 outlines what the aging network and business have to offer each other and chapter 3 describes the variety of partnerships that network agencies can forge with business. The mechanics of the process is discussed in chapter 4, along with a step-by-step strategic planning effort for initiating, establishing, and maintaining partnerships. The final chapter discusses the roles that State Units on Aging can play in facilitating and fostering partnerships at the local level. (RJM)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Corporate Support, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Private Financial Support, Private Sector, Program Development, Program Proposals, Public Agencies, Strategic Planning
National Eldercare Institute on Business and Aging, Washington Business Group on Health, 777 N. Capitol Street, N.E., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002 ($10 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Business Group on Health, Washington, DC.