Our Services

Community Benefit for Nonprofit Hospitals

Melissa Biel focused her doctoral work on nonprofit hospital engagement in community benefit. She served as the Project Specialist for the Advancing the State of the Art in Community Benefit demonstration project. Biel Consulting, Inc. works with numerous hospitals and hospital systems on their community benefit programs, ensuring compliance with state and federal community benefit regulations. Specific community benefit consulting activities include:

  • Community Health Needs Assessments
  • Implementation Strategies
  • Review and analysis of community benefit programs and reports
  • Identification of community benefit priorities linked to identified needs
  • Community benefit reporting (proficient with CBISA and CB Tracker)
  • Establishment of community benefit programmatic measurements
  • Development of community benefit oversight committees
  • Measurement of community benefit program impact
  • Compliance with IRS community benefit guidance
  • Staff training
  • Institutional policies and procedures
Melissa is a founding partner in Community Benefit Connect a website dedicated to networking among community benefit professionals.

Program Evaluation

Biel Consulting, Inc. has broad experience in analyzing programs and services, and evaluating results. Biel Consulting, Inc. can assist you with:

  • External evaluation for grant funded projects
  • Formative and summative evaluation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Product evaluation for business growth
  • Evaluation of conferences, events or training programs
  • Customer and employee satisfaction
  • Clear communication of results

Grant Writing

Biel Consulting, Inc. has success in obtaining grant funds from foundation, corporate and government sources for:

  • Capital grants
  • Operational funds
  • Program focused grants
  • Scholarships
  • Educational conferences and symposia

Areas of focus include: nursing practice, community health care programs, community clinics, youth programs, emergency food, social service programs, and job development.

Data Collection and Analyses

Our expertise is in translating data into practical information that drives organizational growth. Biel Consulting, Inc. has experience in all phases of primary and secondary data collection, analysis and reporting. We have expert knowledge in data collection through focus groups, interviews, and written and electronic surveys. We will assist you with establishing an evidence base for your business decisions through a variety of methods. Services include:

  • Needs assessment
  • Data inventory
  • Literature review
  • Product evaluation
  • Client profiles
  • Audits and evaluation of outcome measures
  • Metrics and dashboards
  • Measurement training

Academic and Professional Writing and Presentations

  • Articles for peer-reviewed journals, newsletters and web sites
  • White papers
  • Position papers
  • Review of the literature
  • Document editing and revisions to improve readability
  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Technical reports
  • Creation of PowerPoint presentations
  • Speaking engagements