PFH  has worked with state and community partners to design and develop communication tools pertaining to physical activity and nutrition, diabetes, and healthcare consumer engagement. This work has taken PFH from messaging development with local coalitions to audience specific, statewide fact sheets. PFH works with with a team of talented consultants to ensure all communication products are reviewed by public health, health literacy, and media design experts.

Grant Writing

PFH has provided three different types of grant-related services: (i) assisting with the development of proposals when
the client is responding to funding opportunity announcements (FOA); (ii) working with the client to develop Request For Proposals (RFPs) and to review proposals; and (iii) developing a manual and process to guide the client when developing proposals that cross programmatic areas. 

Strategic Planning

The PFH team has a successful history of partnering with clients to provide strategic management services that are process and data-driven and aligned with the cultural norms of the organization. 

Training and Professional Development

The PFH team has experience in the coordination of training and mentoring. This has included the assessment of local training needs and the provision of appropriate, high quality trainings and mentoring. Our training experience includes ethics training; clinical protocol and procedures trainings; and research methods trainings, such as interview skills, survey development and focus group facilitation.

What We Do

PFH has worked with clients to design evaluation studies pertaining to chronic disease, physical activity and nutrition, substance abuse prevention, public health infrastructure, healthcare consumer engagement, and integration of behavioral health metrics. This work has taken PFH from small focus groups of persons with intellectual disabilities to large multi-site community-based evaluations. In the course of this work, PFH has designed and implemented key informant interview tools, focus group protocols, and web-based surveys; created data warehouses of data sets; and assisted with the development of environmental indicator surveys. PFH staff and consultants bring experience conducting evaluation at the state, district, and local levels in Maine. Together, we have an in-depth knowledge of, experience with, and credibility within the Maine public health infrastructure. Evaluation work undertaken by PFH is based on several fundamental evaluation frameworks. The CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health and the Guiding Principles for Evaluators form the basis of all evaluation plans. Patton’s Utilization-Focused Evaluation Framework also informs our work to ensure that utility to the primary stakeholders is considered throughout the evaluation process. Given the complexity of many of our multi-site evaluations, our team draws on additional systems theories, and developmental evaluation concepts as needed.