Strategic Planning

We will facilitate the strategic planning processes of stakeholders and help you to develop a written strategic plan for your agency. This includes meeting with your board of directors and stakeholders to orient them to the process and to solicit their ideas. We will draft, edit, and produce a final written plan, with metrics, that guides your organization with purpose through the coming years.

Funding Proposal Development, Grant Writing, and Management

We will support your grant development efforts in many ways from reviewing and providing feedback on your grant application to writing full grant proposals designed to fund the services your community needs. If you have an idea for a great program, we will research funding opportunities, link your organization with the best leads, and help you effectively approach funders. We have experience working on corporate, foundation, and government grants. Our staff provide grant management services, such as reviewing a request for proposal and providing a checklist of application requirements. We also propose due dates to ensure that we are successful in submitting a compliant and timely application.

Gary Bess Associates Evaluation

Program/Service Evaluation

We will conduct qualitative and/or quantitative analyses of programs, including process and outcome evaluations, agency‐specific formative reviews, quality improvement activities, and evaluations of funded and contracted programs. Our reports give you a strategic edge when seeking funding, and we will conduct tour assessments to satisfy funders while more importantly providing you with insight into the services that you are providing. We can recommend adjustments to maximize your funders’ investment in your organization, which is a win‐win for everyone.

Survey Research and Design

We will help you in developing surveys to meet the needs of your organization, programs, and services. We have experience with patient satisfaction surveys, Board of Director assessments of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), employment engagement and staff morale surveys, surveys on behavioral health integration, and more. Our services include the development of customized survey instruments and written reports and presentations.

Gary Bess Community Needs Assessment

Community Needs Assessments

We will prepare a rigorous, representative assessment of needs in a community, neighborhood, or jurisdiction. Our methods include a combination of secondary data collection, survey development and dissemination, and focus groups and interviews. Our analyses include resource mapping, subpopulation analysis, and perceptions of need. We will mine the data we collect to get the answers you need to assess current and potential new service opportunities.

Services GIS Mapping

GIS Mapping Analysis

Our GIS specialist will use mapping programs and proprietary geographic databases of community demographic information to enable agencies visualize their service delivery reach and identify underserved populations and communities.

Program Client Analytics

We can take a systematic approach to practical inquiry in support of projects designed to improve quality of life, solve social problems, and gain knowledge helpful in meeting community needs. We utilize rigorous social science methods of data collection and analysis. Our staff economists will assess markets for existing or expanded health services, social services, and infrastructure. We specialize in identifying potential markets for your services and framing your social and economic impact in ways that stakeholders understand your organization’s value to the community.

Gary Bess FQHC

Federally Qualified Health Center (Designation & Compliance)

We provide a wide range of services for current and prospective FQHCs. We write all types of FQHC applications, including New Access Points, Look-Alikes, Service Area Competitions, Renewals of Designation, annual Budget Period Renewals, Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) applications, Operational Site Visit (OSV) preparation, mock site visits, board training, and more. GBA’s competitive application award rates are among the highest in the nation. This success is due to our help in navigating the application process and positioning your organization for a competitive award. We use methods favored by the funding agency, the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). We will support you in any way you need, from reviewing and providing feedback for your application, assessing your service area and providing the service area data you need, to preparing the full application and submitting it through and HRSA’s Electronic Handbook. We will also help you evaluate the performance of your FQHC through patient origin studies and performance satisfaction reviews.

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