Building financial sustainability for the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, Phase 1

This funding will support Root Cause in developing and implementing a long-term sustainability plan for the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (Center ). The Center is part of George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services. Root Cause is a consulting practice that offers an array of services, including business planning, financial sustainability, research, strategy development and leadership development. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has historically been a large funder of the Center, and as funding priorities change, this is the right time to help it diversify its funding. Recognizing that the Center's greatest asset is its expertise and experience in school-based health, the organization is now looking for help in monetizing that expertise and experience in a more substantial way. To address this need, Root Cause has created a four-step process, including: (1) creating a workplan; (2) defining the Center's markets and value proposition; (3) developing the sustainability plan; and (4) implementing the plan. Root Cause will spend the majority of the time on this project supporting the Center in implementing the plan. The deliverables will include: (1) a value-proposition document; (2) an organizational summary to describe the Center for external audiences; (3) an implementation plan, with goals and action steps to monetize the value proposition; (4) a financial-sustainability model; and (5) an action plan that includes a tool for implementation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $195,498.00

Awarded on: 5/4/2012

Time frame: 6/1/2012 - 10/31/2013

Grant Number: 70112


Root Cause Institute, Inc.

11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, 02111-1736


Anand Dholakia
Project Director


Andrew Wolk
Project Director