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Services

Following is a listing of services provided by Susan K. Flinn Consulting. Click any of these three headings to jump to that section: Project Management, Materials Production, or Meeting Management.

 

Project Management

Susan K. Flinn provides staffing for short- and long-term projects. These services are particularly useful for organizations that have a specific activity to complete, but do not want to bring a staff person in-house for reasons such as cost or the strain on the company infrastructure.

Projects include:

  • Assisting with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ project to identify specific policy recommendations for the 45th President, designed to promote the health of children, their families, and their communities.
  • Overseeing development activities for clients including Metro TeenAIDS, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), Mission: Launch, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute, and Capitol Hill Village. Activities include prospecting potential foundations; developing and editing proposals and funding reports; and coordinating donor appeals.
  • Researching state workers’ compensation reimbursement policies and rates in the ambulatory surgical care setting, for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
  • Compiling comprehensive resources for seniors and caregivers in the Metropolitan region, for Iona Senior Services.

Project Management clients include:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Capitol Hill Village
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Burgess Clinic (Washington, DC)
  • DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA)
  • The Empower Program
  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute
  • Governor’s Office on Children, Youth and Families (Maryland)
  • In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
  • Iona Senior Services
  • Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center*
  • Metro TeenAIDS
  • Mission: Launch
  • National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL)
  • National Sleep Foundation
  • National Women’s Health Network (NWHN)
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
  • NICU–Pedia
  • Nimitt Consulting, Inc.
  • PerryUndem Research/Communication
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Affairs
  • Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS)
  • Valorize Consulting, LLC

*Through Nimitt Consulting, Inc.


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Ms. Flinn provides program oversight services for a variety of non-profit clients who need help in multiple areas. Imagine something between a Girl Friday and an eminence gris, and you’re on the right track. It’s hard to characterize these activities, but a few examples are provided below:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

    The AAP is a professional membership organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists who are dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

    During the 2016 election cycle, Susan K. Flinn co-led an AAP project to draft a document outlining a pediatric-focused vision and policy recommendations for the 45th President, in order to facilitate and guide Federal efforts to promote the health of children, their families, and their communities. The project involved interviewing pediatric thought leaders; drafting the document’s overall policy framework; editing department- and agency-specific transition plans; and assisting with the production of the document, the corresponding website, and the launch event. The Blueprint for America’s Children: How the Next President Can Build A Foundation for a Healthy Future is available here. Read it and weep over what could have been.

  • National Women's Health Network (NWHN)

    The NWHN improves women’s health by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support women’s decision-making. The NWHN supports access to safe and effective reproductive health technologies, services, and information without restrictions driven by ideology.

    Since 2005, Susan K. Flinn has been the editor of The Women’s Health Activist®, the NWHN’s bi-monthly newsletter. In this role, she works with staff to set the issue contents; works with Network staff and external authors to draft and finalize their articles; incorporate reviewers’ feedback to generate final articles; and work with the designer and printer on layout and print production. The Women’s Health Activist® is available online here.

  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute

    The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute works to achieve full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by building, supporting, and advancing a diverse network of LGBT public leaders.

    Susan K. Flinn coordinated a project to help the Institute identify potential foundation funders from an online database of more than 100,000 U.S. prospects. She identified over 300 potential foundations and prepared 30 fact sheets on the most likely of these funders. Ms. Flinn created new proposals for the Institute to apply for general operating funds and specific program support. Some of these proposals were successful, including an $800,000 grant from the David Bohnett Foundation to support Victory Institute fellows’ participation in Harvard Kennedy School’s “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” program.

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Materials Production

Susan K. Flinn writes and edits materials for readers of all backgrounds. As a writer, she drafts documents for general audiences, public health practitioners, and policymakers. Her work has been published by Federal agencies, advocacy organizations, and public health associations. As an editor, Ms. Flinn works with authors to make their work as good as it can be, respecting their creation while providing suggestions and/or additions to perfect the final product. She has edited documents for both national and international non-profit and advocacy organizations. She is currently the medical editor for Clinical Practice Guidelines being developed for hyperbilirubinemia and pediatric hypertension. Click here for Ms. Flinn's publications list.

Materials Production projects include:

Materials Production clients include:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Academy for Educational Development (AED)
  • AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)
  • Annenburg Public Policy Institute
  • Association of Women’s Health and Obstetric Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
  • Capitol Hill Village
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Global Partners in Care (formerly Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa, FHSSA)
  • In Our Own Voice: Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
  • International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
  • Ipas
  • Metro TeenAIDS
  • Mission: Launch
  • National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
  • National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC)
  • National Marrow Donor Program (NDMP)*
  • National Sleep Foundation
  • National Women’s Health Network (NWHN)
  • NICU—Pedia
  • Nimitt Consulting
  • Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation*
  • Patient Classification Systems International (PCSI)
  • Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)
  • Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS)
  • Scholastic Magazines
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Affairs
  • U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration,
    • Bureau of Health Professionals
    • Division of Independent Review
    • Division of Transplantation
    • HIV/AIDS Bureau
    • Maternal and Child Health Bureau

* Through Nimitt Consulting, Inc.

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  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

  • The AAP is a professional membership organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists, and pediatric surgical specialists. The AAP’s mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

    Ms. Flinn has been a medical and technical writer for several AAP projects, including clinical practice guidelines, technical reports, meeting reports, strategic plans, and others. This involves attending meetings of AAP Planning Committees, Task Forces, and other groups and capturing their discussions and decisions; coordinating writing assignments of group members; drafting and editing text for review by committee members, outside reviewers, and AAP leadership; and integrating comments into a final document — and meeting all deadlines and deliverables in a timely fashion.

    Projects include working with the AAP’s National Center for Medical Home Implementation on a clinical report to guide adolescents’ transition to an adult medical home. The Clinical Report appeared in the July 2011 issue of Pediatrics, and is available here. She also served as the medical editor for the AAP’s clinical practice guideline and technical report on treating adolescents who are newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, which appeared in the January 2013 issue of Pediatrics, and is available here. She also was the editor / writing consultant for the AAP technical report on newborn male circumcision and on the Board-directed Visions 2020 Future of Pediatrics Task Force strategic planning project.

  • The National Sleep Foundation

  • The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. The organization is the trusted resource for sleep science, healthy sleep habits, and sleep disorders to medical professionals, patients and the public.

    Projects include updating website content for the organization. Ms. Flinn’s main project is serving as the editor for recurring updates to the NSF’s e-book, Sleep Disorders. This resource is based on the work of Dr. Peter Hauri, and is designed to inform primary care physicians and other providers about sleep disorders. Ms. Flinn coordinates the ongoing update to the ebook’s eight chapters by editing the text, integrating comments and revisions suggested by relevant Board Committees, and finalizing the text for the website.

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Meeting Management

Susan K. Flinn helps organizations hold effective meetings, and ensure that meeting outcomes are not lost after the fact. She plans meeting agendas, objectives, and content; coordinates event logistics; staffs client meetings; and drafts reports and summaries of the proceedings. She also serves as a Review Administrator and Summary Statement Operator for Federal Objective Grant Reviews.

Meeting Management projects include:

  • Providing logistical and meeting support for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Projects include helping plan, coordinate, and staff the AAP’s Symposium on Child Health, Resilience & Toxic Stress; annual Rural IMPACT Demonstration Communities peer-learning institutes; Visions of Pediatrics 2020; Pediatric Clinical Trials Stakeholder Forum; the Digital Media Research Symposium; and the Third National Ambulatory Primary Care Research and Education Conference on Patient Safety.
  • Coordinating twice-yearly meetings of the Provider Roundtable, a group of hospital financial and compliance officers who submit comments to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare’s (CMS) about the annual Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS).
  • Producing proceeding reports for meetings held by grantees of the HRSA Office on Women’s Health programs, including Innovative Approaches to Promoting Women's Health, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s prenatal depression prevention program.
  • Providing staff support for Federal agency meetings, including events held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  • Provide staff support for HRSA’s Division of Independent Review, including serving as a Review Administrator, Summary Statement Operator (SSO), and post-review statement editor.

Meeting Management clients include:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families
  • Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers (ADCC)*
  • Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO)
  • High Noon Communications
  • International Society for Cellular Therapies (ISCT)
  • Nimitt Consulting
  • Organ Donation & Transplant Alliance (ODTA)
  • Quality Support
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      • Bureau of Health Professionals
      • Division of Independent Review (DIR)
      • Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation
      • HIV/AIDS Bureau
      • Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office on Women's Health
      • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

*Through Nimitt Consulting, Inc.

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