Capstone – Project

Exploring key partnerships and funding opportunities for HealthMeet, a program that trains future medical professionals on how to support patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Engagement Synopsis

This project will help support the growth of a program that trains future medical professionals on how to support patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities through key partnerships and funding opportunities.

HealthMeet® leverages its national network of more than 700 Chapters, national disability organizations, public health systems, health professionals, university systems, and other key stakeholders to reduce health disparities and increase the longevity and quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) by providing free community-based health assessments and individualized recommendations for follow-up care. Assessments will focus on general health and body composition, vision, hearing, oral health, foot care, respiratory health, mental health and lifestyle factors such as diet and nutrition, physical activity, substance use, and access to health care. HealthMeet® also provides training and education for individuals, their families, direct service professionals, medical providers, and medical students and will raise public awareness of health issues that impact people with intellectual disabilities across the country.

The Arc of Philadelphia’s Health Meet Program is currently working with Drexel University and Jefferson University. They have also offered their services to speciality hospitals like the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital. They are hoping to grow to more institutions in the coming years. In order to do that, they also need financing. ┬áThey are looking for a strategic growth plan that includes channel partners and financing options.


  • The students will be hosted by the Arc of Philadelphia.┬á Their address is 2350 W. Westmoreland Street Philadelphia Pa 19140.


  • The students should review The Arc of Philadelphia’s website to gain a better understanding of The Arc and its mission with a focus on the HealthMeet programs page.┬á The website is


  • The students will learn the following:
    • How do develop a strategic plan with appropriate goals and timelines
    • How to research funding sources applicable to particular programs
    • How to identify possible community partnerships by identifying organizations with similar missions
    • How to identify grant opportunities that lie within the programs mission

Company Information

CompanyThe Arc of Philadelphia
Revenue1,000,000 - 3,000,000,
StageSmall Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

The Arc of Philadelphia has led the way in protecting the rights of and promoting opportunities for children and adults with disabilities by advocating with and for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to promote active citizenship, self-determination and full inclusion. The Arc of Philadelphia affiliated with The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States and is a member of SpArc Philadelphia. The Arc of Philadelphia follows its Guiding Principles of: INTEGRITY AND EXCELLENCE- we fulfill our mission with integrity and transparency and are committed to quality and excellence in all we do. PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY- we commit to the principle that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and other citizens have meaningful opportunities to inform and guide the direction of The Arc. VISIONARY LEADERSHIP– we lead by articulating a positive future for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. COLLABORATION- we work with individuals and organizations in a collaborative fashion that promotes effective partnerships.

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA IMPACT Interterm (SPRING 2020)
Students Enrolled120 Enrolled, 2-5 per group per project
Meeting Day & Time3/2 - 3/5/2019 on-site at host company
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

Project Topics

Academic Mentors

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Assigned Students

There are currently no students assigned.

Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Submission

Key Milestones & Project Process

  • March 2, 2020 - What is the Arc of Philadelphia? Deep Dive on HealthMeet

    What is the Arc of Philadelphia?
    Who are they serving?
    What is HealthMeet?
    How did it get started?
    What are the goals and objectives of the program?
    Who are the key stakeholders?

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    Suggested Deliverable:

    Prepare for a Q&A Deep Dive on HealthMeet Program

  • March 3, 2020 - Explore Channel Partners

    • What channel partners exist currently?
    • What hospitals, universities, and other specialty medical programs are in the Philly ecosystem
    • What other stakeholders exist?
    • Is there an opportunity to expand outside of the Philly region?

    Suggested Deliverable:


  • March 3, 2020 - Explore Financing Routes

    • How can the Arc of Philly sustain this program moving forward?
    • Who might be interested in financing this program?
    • What grants and foundations might be able to help?
    • What would an attractive sponsorship package look like to a potential partner?

    Suggested Deliverable:


  • March 4, 2020 - Work on Strategic Growth Plan for HealthMeet

    • Who are the key contacts at these organizations?
    • What goals are attainable within the next few months/few years?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Develop an elevator pitch to present to these possible partners

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