How Did They Decide to Award the $1B?

June 27, 2012

Grant writing is competitive. The greatest stakes are at the federal level where the awards are the largest and the competition is most fierce. Proposals I often find myself working on involve community healthcare which means coordinating between multiple entities such as community clinics, FQHCs, hospitals and community based organizations (CBOs). A substantial funding pie […]


What will the National Healthcare Workforce Commission do? A lot.

October 6, 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPCA) of 2010 – aka healthcare reform – included a provision to create a National Healthcare Workforce Commission (NHWC). The purpose is to create a body of expert representatives who are “who are nationally recognized in health care labor market analysis including workforce, health financing and economics, health […]


Health 2.0 is hot

February 23, 2009

Health 2.0 is here. Thanks to a December 2008 grant award I get to explore this new enterprise with my team of consultants on behalf of an important medical center that could use some help reaching out to a high risk population. Can the world of MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn and Second Life find a role […]


Writing grants starts with reading carefully and ends with reporting something interesting.

July 16, 2007

60% of successful grantwriting is following directions. Federal grants are the most complicated, with requirements successively diminishing in terms of intricate detail, from state to county to city to private foundations. The most important aspect in successful development at every level is the strength of the relationship with the funding agency or donor. The chances […]