Healthcare Grant Sample Proposal
Healthy Moms for Healthy Kids
There are two major goals for the "Healthy Moms for Healthy Kids" Project in Kota Emessu. The first major goal is to reduce the degree of malnutrition among young children. The second major goal is to effectively use volunteers as major factor in helping people to learn about health and nutrition.
Purpose of grant
There are two major goals for the "Healthy Moms for Healthy Kids" Project in Kota Emessu. The first major goal is to reduce the degree of malnutrition among young children. The second major goal is to effectively use volunteers as major factor in helping people to learn about health and nutrition. Major obstacles to child survival in the developing world include infections parasitic diseases malnutrition and the risks associated with low birth weight and high fertility.
UN Informational Letter #37 435 serious problem exists in the rural villages of Malnesia of children dying from common illness and infections that are attributable to poor nutrition. Though high nutrition foods are available in the villages it is apparent that mothers do not have an understanding of exactly what foods contain the most value for their children. Ministry of Health The most significant person in the life of the young child is the child's mother.
Research has shown that the children of mothers who have an understanding of how to provide good nutrition to their children stand significantly greater chance of survival during the first three years of life 87% survival rate as compared with children of mothers who do not know how to provide good nutrition 43% survival rate Position Paper Opening Plenary Session Malnesian Health Conference MALHEALTHCON
The use of volunteers to provide community service is new concept in Malnesia and can be capitalized upon as viable way to provide trained manpower for the offering of educational services. The first student service scheme Service Mahasiswa SERMAH was created in the early 1990s. Initially operated at only two universities SERMAH is now mandated national program that operates at all public and private universities Directorate for Higher Education Ministry of Education Statistics for. The emphasis of SERMAH has been exclusively on the providing of information to local farmers on improved farming practices.
The Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian has been funded by the Ministry of Agriculture to operate the SERMAH Educational Development Center Introducing SERMAH Ministry of Agriculture as central agency for the providing of farming practices instructional materials to all universities in Malnesia. The selection and training of student volunteers is conducted autonomously at each university with the support of the instructional materials disseminated by the SERMAH Educational Development Center.
Two full time staff at 100% salary one full time staff at 50% salary three part time persons at 50% salary.
None provided by the community head and the Department of Food and Nutrition UNPEMPER.
Duplicating machine for preparation of informational educational materials Chairs and desks for three offices Chairs and tables for large classroom community meeting room Chalk board Typewriter Drafting table
Paper pencils chalk duplicating supplies and materials preparation. Objectives are the measurable outcomes of the program. They define your methods.
Your objectives must be tangible specific concrete measurable and achievable in specified time period. Grant seekers often confuse objectives with goals which are conceptual and more abstract. There are two major goals for the "Healthy Moms for Healthy Kids" Project and specific objectives within each of the goals.
Goal #1 To reduce the degree of malnutrition among young children.
Objective #1.1 To provide mothers in Kota Emessu with relevant information regarding health and nutrition
Objective #1.2 To assist mothers in Kota Emessu in learning how to effectively apply health and nutrition information in helping their young children to be more healthy. Objective #1.3 To teach mothers in Kota Emessu how to evaluate changes in the health of their young children. Goal #2 To effectively use volunteers as major factor in helping people to learn.
Objective #2.1 To recruit group of undergraduate students 15 20 students each semester at Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian to become volunteers in the "Pusat Ibu dan Anak Sihat" PIAS Project. Objective #2.2 To provide week training program for the volunteers that covers basic nutritional information for mothers and information on adult teaching methods. Objective #2.3 To place the students in the PIAS Center to offer tutoring services to local mothers. Objective #2.4 To compare the type and degree of volunteer learning that takes place in the PIAS Project as compared to volunteer involvement with SERMAH.
There are two different clientele groups for this project. The first and primary clientele are the mothers of young children who live in Kota Emessu. This clientele group is represented in the project objectives for Goal #1.
The second clientele group are the students at Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian who will participate in the Project as volunteers. This clientele group is represented in the project objectives for Goal #2. Both clientele groups are important and essential components of this project.
It is expected that significant learning will take place for both clientele groups. The methods section describes the specific activities that will take place to achieve the objectives. The methods section enables the reader to visualize the implementation of the project. It should convince the reader that your agency knows what it is doing thereby establishing its credibility.
It might be helpful to divide our discussion of methods into the following. How when and why. How.
This is the detailed description of what will occur from the time the project begins until it is completed. Your methods should match the previously stated objectives. When.
The methods section should present the order and timing for the tasks. It might make sense to provide timetable so that the reader does not have to map out the sequencing on his or her own....The timetable tells the reader "when" and provides another summary of the project that supports the rest of the methods section. Why. You may need to defend your chosen methods especially if they are new or unorthodox.
Why will the planned work lead to the outcomes you anticipate. You can answer this question in number of ways including using expert testimony and examples of other projects that work. The primary methods for achieving the goals and objectives of the Project will be.
The creation of Center in the city that will become focal point for providing information on food and nutrition for young children through workshops and one on one counseling of mothers and
The development of recruitment training program and supervised practicum for student volunteers that is modeled after the SERMAH program. In addition Documentation Dissemination Plan will be developed by staff to guarantee the systematic collection of information about the operation of the Project and provide the basis for sharing information with other similar projects. Building small building for the Center will be provided by the community head. Volunteer Meeting Training Room and Office Space will be provided by the Department of Food and Nutrition UNPEMPER and used for housing the Volunteer Coordinator and the training of volunteers.
Volunteer Coordinator 50% A part time staff member currently on the staff of the Department of Food and Nutrition will be assigned as part time staff member for the Center. The Project will employ three full time and three part time staff. Project Director full time Responsible for hiring project staff overseeing project development and operation establishing and maintaining links with local government agencies and budget. The Project Director will be Harjono Soemadji author of this proposal.
Center Coordinator full time Responsible for establishing the community Center developing working relationships with formal and informal community leaders establishing links to community women's organizations and scheduling of Center programs. Volunteer Coordinator full time Responsible for recruiting university student volunteers establishing and maintaining working linkage with the UNPEMPER Department of Food and Nutrition developing and offering training programs for volunteers scheduling volunteers for service at the Center. The Volunteer Coordinator will have background in food and nutrition and will be housed in the Department of Food and Nutrition.
Project Evaluator part time Responsible for collecting entry level data regarding mother's health and nutrition information and conducting periodic assessment of changes in their level of knowledge comprehension and application of that information. Also responsible for developing and implementing system for periodic formative evaluation of the work of the student volunteers. Center Assistant part time Responsible for maintaining the structure and appearance of the Center routine correspondence and other forms of communication with mothers in the community.
Graphic Artist part time Responsible for creating illustrated posters to teach about food and nutrition information layout design of project publications and development of volunteer recruitment and training materials. Governing Board A member Board made up of both community leaders and university staff. Responsible for sanctioning the operation of the Center providing feedback to the Project Director on Center policies and operation and serving as viable link to the local community. Project evaluation will be the responsibility of the Project Evaluator and consist of two different evaluative strategies formative and summative.
Formative Evaluation Primarily qualitative in nature the formative evaluation will be conducted through interviews and open ended questionnaires. Mothers and student volunteers will be asked about the day to day operation of the Center the topics covered in the volunteer training program the attractiveness of the training materials and other questions to provide feedback for the ongoing improvement of the operation of the Project. The Project Evaluator will meet regularly with project staff to share findings from the formative evaluation effort.
Periodic reports will be prepared that identify the major findings of the formative evaluation and how they have been used to improve Project operation. Summative Evaluation Primarily quantitative in nature the summative evaluation will begin with the establishment of baseline data at the beginning of the Project using random sample of mothers of young children to assess their food and nutrition knowledge and then be conducted at month intervals just prior to each group of volunteers completing their Project service. Data for the summative evaluation will focus on the two primary goals of the project and the objectives of each.
Pre post tests of knowledge gain on the part of the mothers in health and nutrition information Objective 1.1. Selected interviews of mothers to assess their ability to effectively apply health and nutrition information Objective 1.2. Selected interviews of mothers to evaluate changes in the health of their child Objective 1.3. Records of number of students involved in the project Objective 2.1.
Documentation of agendas attendance rosters from all training programs Objective 2.1. Documentation of number of mothers served and number of volunteer hours recorded at the PIAS Center Objective 2.3.
Comparative analysis of Goal #2 data with similar data from SERMAH Objective 2.4
A yearly report will be issued that presents the formative and summative findings. The budget for your proposal may be as simple as one page statement of projected expenses. Or your proposal may require more complex presentation perhaps including page on projected support and revenue and notes explaining various items of expense or of revenue. Year Development of Center Operation and Recruitment Training of First Group of Student Volunteers.
Volunteer Coordinator is currently 50% staff member of the Department of Food and Nutrition. The Project will pay the other 50% of this person's salary to bring her up to 100%. Faculty Member Lecturer Department of Food and Nutrition Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian Kota Emessu Malnesia. Instructor Teacher Emessu Scientific High School 1989 1994.
Department Chair Emessu Scientific High School 1992 94. Junior Lecturer Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian Department of Food and Nutrition 1994 1996. Lecturer Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian Department of Food and Nutrition 1996 Present. Publications Presentations.
Soemadji Harjono Mother's Influence on the Nutrition of their Young Children Master's Thesis Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian 1989. Soemadji Harjono Study of Mother's Nutritional Needs in the Kota Emessu Region Publications Center Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian 1995. Soemadji Harjono The Problem of Malnutrition Amongst Children in the Kota Emessu Region Paper presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Health Conference SEAHEC 1996.
Soemadji Harjono and Soemardi Hadisubroto Understanding the Effectiveness of the Student Service Scheme SERMAH Educational Development Center Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian
For the past years have had strong concern for the health of young children in the Kota Emessu area. This is the area in which was born and raised. Through my studies at the University and my practice as teacher and lecturer have come to learn that it is possible to alleviate the problems of malnutrition through well designed and meaningfully focused educational programs.
The challenge to the creation and operation of these programs however is twofold. First there does not exist the teaching materials to assist mothers of young children in understanding how to improve nutritional intake and the effect that nutritional intake has on the health and welfare of their own children. And second there does not exist group of trained facilitators to assist in delivering this information in timely and meaningful manner. Research suggests that the most powerful way to affect the health and welfare of young child is through the improved understanding of the child's mother.
This project will focus on the development of teaching materials and system for helping mothers of young children learn appropriate food and nutrition information to help in the development of their children. And it will occur in local community location close to where these mothers of young children are living. Further the Project will build upon the very successful SERMAH program as way to involve university student volunteers in the offering of services to mothers of young children. In addition to using these volunteers as viable form of manpower for the offering of service the Project will work to help these volunteers learn meaningful food nutrition information and also techniques for effectively teaching this information to adults a knowledge base that is certain to help them in their future endeavors.