Online Program

Bringing your community sectors together for a $35 million dollar grant

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Kathy Tiernan, M.S., CHES, Office of Helath Policy and Legislative Affairs, UTMBHealth (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston), Galveston, TX
Rebecca Trout, MA, Office of Helath Policy and Legislative Affairs, UTMB Health (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston), Galveston, TX
Ben Raimer, MD, FAHP, Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, UTMBHealth (University of TExas Medicah Brancfh at Galveston ), Galveston, TX
Hurricane Ike devastated the upper Texas Gulf Coast making a direct hit near Galveston Island, Texas, in fall, 2008. Flooding from a surge tide displaced thousands and destroyed the safety net. Gulf Coast Interfaith, the United Way of Galveston and the Mainland and UTMB Health joined forces to direct 60 health and social agencies to create a collaborative approach to qualify for federal disaster funds released through Texas Health and Human Services through our regional council of government known as HGAC within a year. This presentation will describe the steps taken to assist all qualified agencies to complete the RFP application, establish and coordinate lead agencies and complete $35 million dollars in recovery in eighteen months. The return on investment will be explained in terms of outcome achievement.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Biostatistics, economics
Chronic disease management and prevention
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Describe the process used to successfully developing a collaborative and apply for $35 million Social Service Block Grant (SSBG) post-disaster funds Review the SSBG investments made to our communities Summarize program outcomes and successes in terms of return on investment

Keyword(s): Community Collaboration, Outcome Measures

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been an evaluator on several HRSA, HIH, and other foundation grants. I have evaluated community-based grants for the National Cancer Institute, and CDC. I am a published program planner and instructional designer. I teach program planning and evaluation at the undergraduate,graduate and community level. I have directed the development of multiple community coalitions and health programs and contributed to policy development and services improvements for the state, region, and the community.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.