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We can help you turn your ideas into a crisp and lively white paper, grant proposal or book. Recently we've worked with clients including the Minnesota Department of Health, Elsevier Press, the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care and others.


immigrant bookImmigrant Medicine Text: Patricia Ohmans and Ann O'Fallon contributed a chapter and Anthony Schmitz contributed an interactive archive of multilingual health resources to the recently published textbook Immigrant Medicine, published by Elsevier Press. The chapter, called “Action Steps for Immigrant Health” is based on Health Advocates’ work coordinating the two-year Minnesota Immigrant Health Task Force.


Provider Guide: As Refugee Health Coordinator for the state of Minnesota, Ann developed a nationally recognized Refugee Health Provider Guide to assist clinicians screening newly arrived refugees.


childrensGrant and Funding Proposals: Writing a successful proposal calls for organized thinking, attention to detail, teamwork, and timely delivery of materials. We've written funded proposals for community-based clients, health departments, and large provider collaborations. We recently completed a highly-focused funding proposal for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; a complex federal Recovery Act proposal for a Ramsey County health eating/healthy living initiative; and a proposal for funding from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare for innovations in health care, which inspired rave reviews (“I wish I could give it more than 100 points!).  


finding workOur Book: Finding Work in Global Health is a practical guide for jobseekers or anyone who wants to make the world a healthier place. The latest edition includes a preface by Nils Daulaire, president of the Global Health Council, as well as updated checklists, information and resources. Here's what one reviewer had to say: " This book is excellent at helping you evaluate your motivations for working overseas. I would recommend this book as a starting place in the process of looking for work." Order Finding Work in Global Health.


mano brochureNewsletter: We also wrote and designed a quarterly newsletter and brochure for Mano a Mano International Partners, a Bolivia/US organization that builds infrastructure in rural Bolivia. We worked with both US and Bolivian staff to create material that sensitively portrayed both sides of this international partnership.


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