Hospital-based health services tend to focus on care of individual patients, whereas community health services focus more on promoting and maintaining the health of people living within their communities. As governments gradually shift funding from hospitals to community health organisations (Baum, 2008; Keleher, MacDougall, & Murphy, 2007; McMurray & Clendon, 2011), those in the health professions must become adept at writing funding proposals to finance the design, development, delivery and evaluation of new community services and health promotion projects. In this chapter we outline common sections of community health proposals and funding applications, and offer suggestions for writing successful applications. An example of a successful community health proposal prepared by one of the authors is included.
|Title of host publication||Communicating in the health sciences|
|Place of Publication||South Melbourne, VIC|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||13|
|Edition||Third / 24|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|