The Duke Endowment introduced a new application process for most areas of work. The Health Care application questions are:
Question 1: Project Focus
What need will this project/program address?
Question 2: Collaborative Approach
Who in your service area is working to address this need or operating a project/program similar to the one you are proposing? How are you engaged with them? HELP TEXT – Please consider your service area, departments within your organization and the broader field in which you work.
Question 3: Proposed Program
Describe your proposed project/program. Include a list of key activities and when they are expected to occur. HELP TEXT - Assessing Activities: Provide a list of milestones that will determine whether your project or program is on track to be completed at the expected intensity and within the expected timeframe. Milestones refer to progress on program activities in specific, numerical terms. For example, a milestone for the activity “train clinical staff on infection control” could be “18 staff will complete a six-hour training on CDC infection control guidelines (12 in year one; six in year two).”
Question 4: Intended Outcomes
List and quantify the measurable outcomes that you expect to achieve. Include baselines, targets, and timeframes for each. i.e how much, by when. When projecting a percentage change in a metric, please also include numbers to show the scale of change. HELP TEXT - Assessing Outcomes: Show how you will measure and report on anticipated outcomes (benefits or positive changes resulting from a project or program). Define your project’s outcome indicators, which are the specific, measurable pieces of information that represent the achievement of an outcome.
Question 5: Research and Evidence
Cite any relevant research and/or evidence related to the effectiveness and impact of your proposed project. Include links to research evidence, when available. If there is no specific research/evidence, describe the rationale for this project.
Question 6: Program Evaluation
Describe the evaluation plan for your project/program. How will you measure and report on key activities and outcomes?
Question 7: Resources
Who will lead or direct this work? What additional resources (internal or external) are needed to carry out this work?
Question 8: Sustainability
How will this project/program be sustained after the grant ends?