Who we are
Founded in 1991, Gary Bess Associates (GBA) has helped more than 400 private, not-for-profit organizations and public agencies meet their missions and better serve their clients and communities. GBA’s team of skilled professionals has a history of success delivering specialized consultation services in developing community health assessments, program evaluations, GIS mapping and analysis, community health planning, strategic planning, and funding proposal development. In 2017, GBA secured more than $95 million in grant awards for our clients.
We specialize in working with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) on compliance, Changes in Scope, Operational Site Visit (OSV) preparation, Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) applications, and compliance, and progress reporting, including Service Area Competitions (SACs), Budget Period Renewals, and Annual Certifications.
The 2015 round of competitive FQHC New Access Point awards demonstrates GBA’s success. GBA assisted with 28 organizations with all or part of their submitted applications, and 24 were awarded. In 2016, GBA wrote four of the seven California New Access Point award applications, and all seven were GBA strategic data clients. There were only 75 health centers who were awarded nationally.