Lisa Blout and the Resource Group offers a comprehensive array of consulting in the not-for-profit sector:

Consulting Services

Program Development
Technical assistance in planning, finding resources, implemention and evaluation of health, social and educational programs.

Grant Seeking
Assistance in developing grant applications from both private philanthropic foundations and multiple sectors of government.

Identification of new markets for an organizationís products and services and to develop new program initiatives based on current capacities and expertise.

New Revenue Sources
Identification of new sources of revenue and program support for expanded or new programs, which include governmental, philanthropic and corporate sources.

Community Assessments and Data/Market Analyses
Analysis of health, socio-demographic and survey data; needs assessments and feasibility studies; research surveys and focus groups.

Strategic Planning
Facilitation of strategic planning and program development efforts.

Board Development
Training Boards of Directors in roles and responsibilities.

Brokering Collaborations
Development of collaborations through identification of potential partners.

Development Services

Federally Qualified Health Centers

  • Briefings, information, materials on Section 330 requirements for community health center conversion
  • Program types: Community Health Center; Health Care for the Homeless; Public Housing-based Programs
  • Grant types: FQHC Planning Grants, New Access Point, Lookalikes, Renewal/Service Area Competition (SAC), SAC takeover applications, Service Expansion, Construction/Capital, Telehealth, Teaching Health Centers
  • Community needs assessment
  • Financial feasibility of operating as an FQHC
  • Development of business and work plans for conversion
  • Examination of governance and compliance issues
  • Development of applications for federal funding
  • Planning and support for implementation and operations management
  • Structuring of health center residency program partnerships
  • Public-private co-applicant partnerships
  • Program development for both urban and rural service areas

Development of SAMHSA Programs and Funding Applications

  • Assessment of program feasibility and development needs
  • Program Types: Targeted Capacity Expansion, Peer-to-Peer, Health Information Technology, Substance Abuse Treatment (adolescent and adult), Homeless Treatment and Case Management, Primary Care for Seriously Mentally Ill
  • Development, project management and submission of applications for federal funding

Other Fields

  • Health disparities/minority health, wellness, prevention and screening, nutrition and weight management programming; integrated mental health and primary care, medical respite
  • Ryan White EIS, SPNS and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
  • Hepatitis C
  • Special Populations: homeless services, Latino health programs, school-based health services
  • Behavioral health program design; childrenís behavioral health systems, adolescent residential services; community systems for seriously mentally ill, emergency psychiatric services
  • Substance abuse: syringe exchange, substance abuse treatment, information and referral, SBIRT, OBOT (Methadone and Suboxone)
  • Other: Title 10 Family Planning, Centering programs, domestic violence, juvenile justice and youth development programming, Promise Neighborhood development, Patient-Centered Outcome Research, CMS Health Challenge Innovation programs
Lisa Blout
The Resource Group
(617) 547-1958 Contact Lisa Blout: or (617) 547-1958