Access to Healthcare

As a graduate of an MPH program, I can tell you that access to healthcare is one of the most pertinent issues facing citizens, today. The big question is: How can community-based heatlhcare nonprofits supplement the ACA for the underserved population?.

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) attempts to make healthcare more available for the underserved population of America, gaps still exist. If you’re at a healthcare nonprofit like a free clinic, share your story about funding here at


The ACA aims to provide coverage for the once overlooked population living between 133-400% poverty levels. Many people still contest the following stipulation of the ACA that it requires every US citizen and legal resident to have health insurance. Anyone who fails to acquire health insurance will be penalized with a yearly charge from $695-$2085 or 2.5% of the household income.

Furthermore, Medicaid was expanded to all non-Medicare eligible individuals under the age of 65 with incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level. This would help provide coverage for adults without dependent children, pregnant women, parents and children.

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If you're employed by a hospital or healthcare nonprofit, consider searching for grants and awards. These grants and awards help increase access to healthcare and can help fill the gap. Check out some of the following grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Municipalities in Multiple States for Healthcare and Community Needs

LOI Date: 08/14/16; Deadline:08/15/16

Grants to USA Doctors and Researchers for Career-Advancing Medical Research

LOI Date: 08/15/16; Deadline: 09/13/16

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Community Health Programs

Deadline 1: 08/19/16; Deadline 2: 02/19/17

Write about your organization, your funding, and your attempts at finding and applying for grants.

We would welcome articles about:

  • Specialized programs delivering healthcare to the community
  • nonprofits working towards improved health; and
  • Small businesses working in the healthcare field looking for grant funding.

Just go to and sign up as a writer. Then, save your work. Finally, pitch it! We will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your article.  

About the Author: Sabeen is an MPH and has a history of Mass Communications. She is currently writing for and its affiliate websites.


Hattiesburg Arts Council

The Hattiesburg Art Council (HAC) of Mississippi offers many opportunities for artists from all over the world. Right now, they are gearing up to announce the talented winners of the competitive Open Studio Front program. If you’re an arts nonprofit and you have an arts program that is deserving of replication, write about it here on and look for funding for Arts and Culture.

Artists from Multiple Disciplines

The HAC Open Studio on Front program chooses artists from multiple disciplines such as visual, music, dance, theater and literary. It is an amazing opportunity for artists. It allows them to present their work for 7 consecutive weeks at the council’s Front Street location in downtown Hattiesburg.

What the Council Looks for

I got the chance to speak with Rebekah Stark Johnson, of the Council. She told me that the council looks for artists that:

1.      Have open studio hours.

2.      Have people skills

3.      Have an elevator speech prepared for news crews

4.      Consider collaborative projects


The HAC loves to see collaboration. In particular, they recently had 2 artists (one visual artist and one creative writer) work together for the Women’s Art Collective. You may wonder how a creative writer could display their work alongside a visual artist. Well, I asked and found out that she put up quotes from her work, made a coffee table book-like magazine with her own work and visual artists’ work and posted her poetry to the walls next to the artwork. She also made presentations of her poetry.

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Interactive presentations

Along with collaboration, the HAC encourages interactive presentations. Rebekah also informed me that they are exclusively looking for artists who will have open studio hours. Their goal is to have the door unlocked. She told me,

“For instance, a band could have open studio hours for their rehearsal in which people can come and enjoy the process with them. The artists could explain their instruments and what makes them significant as artists.”

The Hattiesburg Arts Council Prepares Artists

Rebekah thinks that the application process for competitive art programs prepares the artist for the real world. This is because as he or she acquires acclaim, an artist may need an artist statement to share with admirers. The artist’s statement may also help them prepare what she called an “elevator speech,” to deliver to news crews. This is like a commercial speech.

Talented artists come out of schools but they may not know how to market themselves. Opportunities like the Open Studio on Front afford them that experience. Rebekah said,

“The HAC mostly encourages artists to help with publicity like make their own flyers, prepare email blasts and write articles.”

So, if you’re a nonprofit that benefits the arts, check out The Hattiesburg Art Council! Maybe you can offer an excellent program like the HAC of Mississippi Open Studio on Front.

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About the Author: Sabeen is a Masters in Public Health student. She is currently writing for and its affiliate websites.

What is, a free online newspaper, where you will find the aggregation of original articles from the blogs of,, Uhelpfund, and and some additional interesting web articles. also has its own blog called Grants FAQ blog.

From, we pull articles on the latest grants and busiest grant categories. On this blog you’ll find articles that direct you on how to search at streamlines the grant searching process by classifying grants among 50 plus categories. These are listed to the right of the homepage and start with Aging/Seniors and end with Youth/Out-of-School Youth. As you can imagine, the categories in between encompass many things. As a non-profit, you’d be interested in checking them out.

At, you’ll find articles on how to write successful grants or how to get a grant writer. Look here for tips on how to write research proposals, tips for successful grant writing, where to sign up as a grant writer with GrantWriterTeam and more. connects grant writers with funding seekers. So, if you’re a nonprofit, small business, or individual looking for some help during the grant application process, is the place to go. Or, if you’re a successful grant writer with at least 3 funded grants under your belt, is for you, too!


From Uhelpfund, we pull articles on crowdfunding and the various campaigns that are live projects at Uhelpfund. There, you’ll find information on how to optimize social media to promote your campaign to friends, family, your community, and the public at large. You will also find articles about campaigns like those hosted by the Free Fitness Foundation or Afro-Canadian Relief International.

At, you’ll find articles of interest to minorities, women and small businesses. Similar to, MWBEzone is a grant search engine. But here, you will find some grants in addition to those posted at These are specific for small businesses and individuals. Just like at GrantWatch, you can search from categories through Aging/Seniors to Youth/Out-of-School Youth.

Between all these platforms, you will find a plethora of subjects or categories to write about. Just sign up as a writer and send in your pitch. Your writing can be featured on’ blog, Grants FAQ Blog.

About the Author: Staff Writer writes for and its affiliates.