Don Carlos Bland

Don has more than 20 years of experience analyzing, reviewing, and interpreting national and state level health policy related to the population's health, prevention and wellness initiatives, chronic disease and its risk factors, maternal and child health programs, health care access and health equity.

Recognized twice by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for exemplary service, Don most recently provided consultation regarding how federal policy might be changed to improve care and reduce health disparities to the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the HHS Federal Internal Management Team, an interdepartmental collaborative comprised of 21 HHS agencies and five (5) other departments (i.e., U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Veterans Affairs, Education, and Transportation).

Don's professional skills include project management, contract administration, editorial services to support development of widely disseminated materials (e.g., commissioned papers, website content, Compendia, newsletters, media releases, white papers, grant applications and proposals), preparation of grant applications and proposals, as well as the delivery of capacity building services to community and faith-based organizations, including curriculum development; facilitation services; training; alliance building; identifying best practices and supporting replication and/or adaptation activities; developing effective technology transfer tools; strategic philanthropy; diversity strategies; building brand awareness (e.g., social marketing, advertising, public relations) and other communications solutions to enhance organizational missions and effectively reach targeted markets.




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