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Title: 2008%20eHealth%20Conference%20for%20HBCUs:%20Taking%20Action%20through%20eHealth%20Resources%20Project%20Grants%20Program%20Components:%20Effective%20Techniques%20or%20Proposal%20Writing%20Presented%20by%20Sagina%20Wahi%20UNCFSP,%20DPH

2008 eHealth Conference for HBCUs Taking Action
through eHealth Resources Project Grants Program
Components Effective Techniques or Proposal
Writing Presented by Sagina Wahi UNCFSP, DPH
Stages to Preparing a Proposal
  • Define the project and establish a working
  • Review guidelines and deadlines
  • Conduct a literature search to support your
  • background and need
  • Begin writing first draft of proposal

Proposal Draft
  • Consider your proposal components
  • Introduction/Purpose
  • Statement of Need/Background
  • Goals and objectives
  • Project Plan
  • Evaluation
  • Sustainability
  • Possible dissemination and future funding
  • Budget
  • Appendices
  • Abstract/Project Summary

Proposal Development Strategies and Writing Tips
  • Make sure your goals/objectives are SMART
    (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic,
  • Don't overkill a point. State it, support it, and
    move on to the next point
  • Avoid unsupported subjective arguments
  • Avoid language, such as "might, could, ought,
    may, should, hope, will consider, it appears".
    Use direct and concise language.
  • Avoid unsupported subjective arguments
  • Do not assume that the reader will be intimately
    familiar with the subject
  • Sequence the components of the proposal in a
    logical manner
  • Carefully review, edit, and proofread -- again
    and again

Proposal Development Strategies and Writing Tips
  • How well does your proposal answer the following
    questions WHAT are you proposing, WHY is it
    important to do it, WHEN do you plan to do it,
    HOW MUCH is it going to cost and HOW are you
    planning to do it
  • Organize your proposal
  • Make sure the structure of the proposal is clear
  • Make the proposal easy to skim and transitions
  • Note the guidelines and criteria of the RFP (page
    limits, level of importance, what to include)
  • Make sure to state clearly the nature of the
    problem and the approach to the problem
  • Identify the competence of the project team and
    the environment of the project
  • Make sure your project is feasible and that the
    budget is reasonable and supports the project

Project Related Requirements and AIMS
  • Goal of NLM Project To increase the access and
    use of electronic databases provided by the
    National Library of Medicine among HBCUs and in
    their surrounding communities
  • Required Conference Attendance
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • Database training
  • To ensure that the target population is provided
    with access and training on the use of the
    electronic databases provided by NLM
  • To increase the probability that health
    disparities will be reduced as a result of
    increased access to quality and reliable health

Project Proposal Considerations
  • Develop your proposal as to have the reader
    buy-in to what you are doing and to serve as a
    guide for running your project
  • Develop your activities as they related to your
    goals and objective and the goals and objectives
    of the RFP
  • Include monitoring and evaluation of your project
  • Provide a sustainability plan to include seeking
    further funding from other sources post project
  • Consider program spotlight such as building
    opportunities to increase visibility of program
    activities, outputs of publications/presentations
    at conferences, etc.
  • Consistently refer back to the RFP to make sure
    you are considering all requirements and
    guidelines of the HBCU Access Project inclusive
    of reports

Division of Public Health
  • Pierre Wright, PhD
  • Director, DPH
  • Pierre.wright_at_uncfsp.org
  • Contact (703) 205-7630
  • Delois Powell, PhD
  • Manager, UNCFSP/NLM HBCU ACCESS Project
  • Delois.powell_at_uncfsp.org
  • (703) 205-7140
  • Sagina Wahi, MPH
  • Research Fellow
  • Sagina.wahi_at_uncfsp.org
  • (703) 205-7629
  • Fax (703) 205-7645
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