Healwell has three programming arms. Each of these arms is funded through a different mechanism.
Education programs are funded directly by the tuition paid by the clinicians, caregivers and others who attend our courses. Healwell offers courses that serve a variety of disciplines as well as lay people and family caregivers.
Service programs are funded by our clinical partners. When Healwell engages in a service partnership with a hospital, clinic, home healthcare agency, hospice or other clinical entity, Healwell brings the skill and expertise, but the partners bring the financial support. Some of our partners engage in their own philanthropic efforts to fund Healwell’s integration in the care they provide to their patients or residents and others include Healwell’s services as a specific item in their operating budget.
Research programs are funded in a variety of ways, but primarily through grants. Healwell is rarely the direct recipient of research dollars, but rather we partner with hospital systems and universities to write for grant funding for research projects that we help to design. Typically, the hospital or university is the direct recipient of the research grant and Healwell’s participation in the execution of a study is funded by the grant, but paid to Healwell as a third party partner.
Finally, while a majority of Healwell’s work is funded directly as described above, Healwell does engage in ongoing fundraising efforts to continue to support its growing operation, including staff development, education, community engagement and collaborations with other like-minded organizations.