Looking ahead: Health Forward policy and civic engagement in 2020

Happy New Year! While January is just like every other month, I can’t help but to enter each year with a sense of new beginnings. It feels particularly true this year, with the announcement of Qiana Thomason as our new president and CEO, and the approval of $1 million in Policy and Civic Engagement Grants […]

A look back at 2019

Health Forward's 2019 grantmaking

As we all file back to work in the new decade, we pause to celebrate a time-honored tradition here at Health Forward by recapping highlights from the previous year. Here’s how we spent some of 2019: Honoring Bridget McCandless’ service to Health Forward Foundation Dr. Bridget McCandless announced her retirement as Health Forward President/CEO in […]

Bridget McCandless: ‘My final week at Health Forward’

This week is my last as president/CEO of Health Forward Foundation.  While my commitment to the mission of Health Forward will continue to be a guiding force in my life, this marks the formal end of what has been a 15-year relationship with this foundation, first as an inaugural board member, then a grantee, and […]

Committee announces search firm for Health Forward president/CEO

In January, Health Forward Foundation President/CEO Dr. Bridget McCandless announced her retirement. Shortly after, I was asked to lead a search committee to begin the process of identifying our next leader. Anyone who has been involved in a search committee before knows this is no small task. But there is no more important responsibility we […]

Grants administrator celebrates 5 years at Health Forward

WOW! Five years with Health Forward. It came fast. I remember the first big project I was tasked with: taking registrations and attending the Community Conversation forum, which took place in October 2014. This event brought together a diverse group of people into one room to discuss barriers to health and how the community can […]

CFO celebrates 10 years with Health Forward

I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary as CFO at Health Forward. The time has gone by in a flash. My career has now spanned 42 years. Over those years I have been blessed with opportunities to work in a government agency, the corporate private sector, higher-level education, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit organizations. Each career stop has […]

Now open: Health Forward’s new management system

Editor’s note: As we encounter any technical issues with our new system, we’ll update this blog post to reflect the solution to that problem. Please check back for more information. We apologize for the inconvenience. It’s here. The moment we’ve been waiting for. Health Forward’s new grant management system is now available to begin your […]


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