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2019 Forecast: Finding and Securing Funding for Health Care Projects

Every year the federal government dishes out over $500 billion in grant funding, the bulk of which is connected to the health sector. This does not even account for state and foundation resources. Maximizing grant funding potential depends on your working knowledge of federal health funding priorities and understanding how to position these projects in funding proposals. Many folks only look to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for health funding. In reality, health care projects cut across sectors and potential funding exist with many federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition to viewing the health funding landscape with a wide lens, you must take the same approach with how you tackle proposal development with these projects. Often times, health care projects have implications across multiple areas and disciplines. The goal of this particular session is to educate participants on approaching health care funding with a broad lens. Session participants will expand their horizons when it comes to not only finding health care funding but also gains some practical insight and tips for positioning quality applications to funders. Specifically, participants will understand that they need to speak to the overarching strategic direction of the funder. Since it provides both a context for health care funding and projections of actual grant programs, it is relevant to all skill levels. However, beginners will likely see less overlap with their existing knowledge base.

Learning Objectives:
Provide participants an overview of federal landscape for health care funding, including specific funding programs that are anticipated to be released over the next year.
Provide participants with tools to leverage private foundations for health care funding
Provide participants with tools to maximize probability of pulling down health care funding

GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application 
How to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs

Christopher LaPage is a Senior Consultant for Grants Office, LLC. Chris completed his Bachelor's and Master's in Health Administration at Cornell University. He previously worked as a legislative aide for the New York State Assembly Committee on Health. He has also served in a project management capacity for a variety of organizations, which included duties such as grants administration and reporting. He has spent the last decade consulting with hundreds of healthcare clients on grant funding.