Affiliates and Partners

Collaboration is a core LifeSpan value, so we actively seek affiliations and partnerships with important related associations and organizations serving senior care professionals and that seek to improve the quality of life for seniors in Maryland and DC.



Argentum is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-operated assisted living communities for seniors. Argentum's member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence. Argentum works to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care and accessibility for all Americans seeking assistance with long-term care.

MAADS (Medical Association of Adult Day Services)

The Maryland Association of Adult Day Services (MAADS) is an information and education source to its members and consultants to the medical day care and senior services industry, the public, the media, and the government.


Maryland Hospital Association

MHA is the advocate for Maryland's hospitals, health systems, communities, and patients before legislative and regulatory bodies.  MHA's membership is composed of community and teaching hospitals, health systems, specialty hospitals, veterans hospitals, and long-term care facilities.


CRISP is a regional health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia.  We are a not-for-profit organization advised by a wide range of stakeholders who are responsible for healthcare throughout the region.  CRISP has been formally designated as Maryland's statewide health information exchange by the Maryland Health Care Commission.


The Maryland Health Care Commission is an independent regulatory agency whose mission is to plan for health system needs, promote informed decision-making, increase accountability, and improve access in a rapidly changing health care environment by providing timely and accurate information on availability, cost, and quality of services to policy makers, purchasers, providers and the public. 


MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, is a non-profit organization whose goal is to serve as Maryland's foremost advocate and resource for physicians, patients & the public health.

Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition

MAHC is the premier advocacy organization for affordable rental housing in Maryland. As a largely volunteer organization, the Coalition has evolved and grown and is a diverse group of over 150 member organizations, including non-profit and for-profit developers, community action groups, state and local housing authorities, property management companies, financial institutions, community development organizations, contractors, investors, consultants and individuals who wish to advocate for affordable rental housing.

Advancing Excellence

The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign is a major initiative of the Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative. The Collaborative assists all stakeholders of long term care supports and services to achieve the highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being for all individuals receiving long term care services. LifeSpan is a co-convenor of the state coalition, or LANE, promoting Advancing Excellence in Maryland and DC.

Maryland Patient Safety Center

The Maryland Patient Safety Center is Maryland's patient safety organization. MPSC is recognized as a national leader in patient safety, and engages patients and providers in improving care and communication; voluntary reporting of patient safety events and “near misses” that do not result in harm; as well as education and training on patient safety issues.