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December 12, 2011                                                                                   Contact: Nikki Reen (267.295.3859 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 Public Health Management Corporation Chosen to Take Part in Cutting-Edge Project on Elevating Role of Strategy in Nonprofits

PHILADELPHIA— Public Health Management Corporation recently won a highly competitive three-year grant from the national membership organization the Alliance for Children and Families to implement a pilot project meant to explore, test, and gain understanding of the elevation of strategy within nonprofit human service agencies.  PHMC will receive $237,000 over a three-year period.

The grant comes from the Alliance’s Strategy Counts! program, a multi-year pilot project launched in May 2011 with a $5.375 million grant from The Kresge Foundation to closely examine the impact from elevating the role of strategy in nonprofit human service providers. The Alliance, headquartered in Milwaukee, is one of the nation's largest membership associations of private, nonprofit human service organizations.

“This grant enables PHMC to not only improve our own services and ultimately reach even more vulnerable citizens,” said Richard J. Cohen, President and CEO of PHMC, “but it means we are part of an exciting program that is closely examining how nonprofit human service organizations can be even more effective throughout the country.”

Recently, PHMC embarked on an organization-wide strategy orientation led by Tine Hansen-Turton, who recently assumed a new role as Chief Strategy Officer  “With the addition of the strategy office, we will sharpen our focus on innovating across the organization to ensure PHMC stays ahead of the curve and remains competitive locally, regionally and nationally to bring the best in human services and public health leadership and solutions to the table and into our communities,” says Hansen-Turton.

PHMC is one of 14 nonprofits around the country participating in the Strategy Counts initiative. Each is testing strategy models to determine whether they will enhance organizational capacity, thereby gaining opportunities to generate revenues for service delivery, expand successful core services and achieve greater resilience in the face of economic downturns.

 

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About PHMC

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce.  PHMC has served the region since 1972.

About The Alliance for Children and Families

The Alliance for Children and Families, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, is a nonprofit national membership association of private, nonprofit human service providers in the United States and Canada. Motivated by a vision of a healthy society and strong communities, the Alliance strengthens the capacities of North America’s nonprofit child- and family-serving organizations to serve and advocate for children, families, and communities. The more than 350 members of the Alliance provide an array of community-based programs and services to all generations, serving close to 3.4 million people each year. The Alliance is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. More information about the Alliance is available at alliance1.org.

About The Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation is a $3.1 billion private, national foundation that seeks to influence the quality of life for future generations by creating access and opportunity in underserved communities, improving the health of low-income people, supporting artistic expression, increasing college achievement, assisting in the revitalization of Detroit, and advancing methods for dealing with global climate change. The foundation works in six program areas: arts and culture, community development, education, the environment, health, and human services. In 2010, the Board of Trustees approved 481 awards totaling $158 million; $134 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year. For more information, visit kresge.org.