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J.L. WARD ASSOCIATES

Improving

American Indian

Communities
for Future Generations

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J.L. WARD ASSOCIATES

Improving

American Indian

Communities
for Future Generations

J.L. WARD ASSOCIATES

Improving

American Indian


Communities for
Future Generations

SERVICES

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Grants and Funding Proposals

We have planned and developed over $125 million in funding proposals (including federal, state, and foundation grants, contract bids, and other awards) for the benefit of American Indian communities.

Proposal Planning & Writing

In partnership with our clients, we help develop strategies for approaching grant/funding projects and develop those strategies into written plans.

Proposal Coordination

We can help coordinate the entire project, ensuring that all deadlines are met, the application meets the funding agency’s requirements, and high quality standards are achieved.

Project Implementation

Once the proposal is funded, we often help clients develop and implement the project.

Program Planning and Development

We work with our clients to strengthen existing programs and/or to plan and develop new ones. We also assist clients with the implementation and management of programs or projects.

Funding

We work with our clients to identify funding needs and resources and assist with writing funding proposals.

Service, Staffing, and Budgets

We plan and develop services, staffing, and budgets based on current industry standards and evidence-based practices.

Policies and Procedures

We develop and prepare policy and procedure manuals in accordance with current industry standards, evidence-based practices, and in close consultation with our clients. We also provide on-going technical assistance, and may review and revise policies and other developed materials as needed.

Facility Planning

We work with organizations to plan and develop new facilities or expand existing ones.

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Evaluation

Community Readiness and Feasibility Studies

We conduct community readiness studies for clients to identify programs and services that are needed by their communities.

Project Outcome and Process Evaluation

We help our clients develop and conduct outcome and process evaluation to meet federal and state standards; to study the effectiveness of a program; and/or for program improvement and sustainability.

State-Wide and National Evaluation

We work with our clients to evaluate health care best practices, resources, experience, and capacity of Indian health organizations state-wide and nationally.

Reports

We work with our clients to plan and develop reports.

Federal Agency Services

We work on the local, state, and national level with federal agencies, tribes, and Indian associations.

Evaluation

We work with federal government agencies and tribes to evaluate government and tribal programs.

Work Groups

We organize and manage work groups consisting of federal government agencies, tribes, and national associations to develop federal regulations, policy, manuals, and reports.

Meeting Facilitation

We facilitate local, statewide, and national consultation meetings with state and federal government agencies, tribes, and Indian associations.

Federal Regulation Development

We plan and develop federal regulations related to Indian affairs in partnership with federal government agencies, tribes, and Indian associations.

Regulatory Review, Program Reports, and Manuals

To meet the ever changing needs of government, we review federal regulations, statutes, and manuals; prepare program guidance reports that identify recommended amendments; and prepare policy and manuals (including handbooks) to implement federal standards.

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SERVICES

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Grants and Funding Proposals

We have planned and developed over $125 million in funding proposals (including federal, state, and foundation grants, contract bids, and other awards) for the benefit of American Indian communities.

Proposal Planning & Writing

In partnership with our clients, we help develop strategies for approaching grant/funding projects and develop those strategies into written plans.

Proposal Coordination

We can help coordinate the entire project, ensuring that all deadlines are met, the application meets the funding agency’s requirements, and high quality standards are achieved.

Project Implementation

Once the proposal is funded, we often help clients develop and implement the project.

Program Planning and Development

We work with our clients to strengthen existing programs and/or to plan and develop new ones. We also assist clients with the implementation and management of programs or projects.

Funding

We work with our clients to identify funding needs and resources and assist with writing funding proposals.

Service, Staffing, and Budgets

We plan and develop services, staffing, and budgets based on current industry standards and evidence-based practices.

Policies and Procedures

We develop and prepare policy and procedure manuals in accordance with current industry standards, evidence-based practices, and in close consultation with our clients. We also provide on-going technical assistance, and may review and revise policies and other developed materials as needed.

Facility Planning

We work with organizations to plan and develop new facilities or expand existing ones.

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Evaluation

Community Readiness and Feasibility Studies

We conduct community readiness studies for clients to identify programs and services that are needed by their communities.

Project Outcome and Process Evaluation

We help our clients develop and conduct outcome and process evaluation to meet federal and state standards; to study the effectiveness of a program; and/or for program improvement and sustainability.

State-Wide and National Evaluation

We work with our clients to evaluate health care best practices, resources, experience, and capacity of Indian health organizations state-wide and nationally.

Reports

We work with our clients to plan and develop reports.

Federal Agency Services

We work on the local, state, and national level with federal agencies, tribes, and Indian associations.

Evaluation

We work with federal government agencies and tribes to evaluate government and tribal programs.

Work Groups

We organize and manage work groups consisting of federal government agencies, tribes, and national associations to develop federal regulations, policy, manuals, and reports.

Meeting Facilitation

We facilitate local, statewide, and national consultation meetings with state and federal government agencies, tribes, and Indian associations.

Federal Regulation Development

We plan and develop federal regulations related to Indian affairs in partnership with federal government agencies, tribes, and Indian associations.

Regulatory Review, Program Reports, and Manuals

To meet the ever changing needs of government, we review federal regulations, statutes, and manuals; prepare program guidance reports that identify recommended amendments; and prepare policy and manuals (including handbooks) to implement federal standards.

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SERVICES

Grants and Funding Proposals

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We have planned and developed over $125 million in funding proposals (including federal, state, and foundation grants, contract bids, and other awards) for the benefit of American Indian communities.

Proposal Planning & Writing

In partnership with our clients, we help develop strategies for approaching grant/funding projects and develop those strategies into written plans.

Proposal Coordination

We can help coordinate the entire project, ensuring that all deadlines are met, the application meets the funding agency’s requirements, and high quality standards are achieved.

Project Implementation

Once the proposal is funded, we often help clients develop and implement the project.

Program Planning and Development

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We work with our clients to strengthen existing programs and/or to plan and develop new ones. We also assist clients with the implementation and management of programs or projects.

Funding

We work with our clients to identify funding needs and resources and assist with writing funding proposals.

Service, Staffing, and Budgets

We plan and develop services, staffing, and budgets based on current industry standards and evidence-based practices.

Policies and Procedures

We develop and prepare policy and procedure manuals in accordance with current industry standards, evidence-based practices, and in close consultation with our clients. We also provide on-going technical assistance, and may review and revise policies and other developed materials as needed.

Facility Planning

We work with organizations to plan and develop new facilities or expand existing ones.

Evaluation

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Community Readiness and Feasibility Studies

We conduct community readiness studies for clients to identify programs and services that are needed by their communities.

Project Outcome and Process Evaluation

We help our clients develop and conduct outcome and process evaluation to meet federal and state standards; to study the effectiveness of a program; and/or for program improvement and sustainability.

State-Wide and National Evaluation

We work with our clients to evaluate health care best practices, resources, experience, and capacity of Indian health organizations state-wide and nationally.

Reports

We work with our clients to plan and develop reports.

Federal Agency Services

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We work on the local, state, and national level with federal agencies, tribes, and Indian associations.

Evaluation

We work with federal government agencies and tribes to evaluate government and tribal programs.

Work Groups

We organize and manage work groups consisting of federal government agencies, tribes, and national associations to develop federal regulations, policy, manuals, and reports.

Meeting Facilitation

We facilitate local, statewide, and national consultation meetings with state and federal government agencies, tribes, and Indian associations.

Federal Regulation Development

We plan and develop federal regulations related to Indian affairs in partnership with federal government agencies, tribes, and Indian associations.

Regulatory Review, Program Reports, and Manuals

To meet the ever changing needs of government, we review federal regulations, statutes, and manuals; prepare program guidance reports that identify recommended amendments; and prepare policy and manuals (including handbooks) to implement federal standards.

Clients & Projects

Clients & Projects

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Electronically screen patients in your medical departments for tobacco exposure, tobacco use, alcohol us, drug use, depression, suicide ideation, and domestic/intimate partner violence with ScreenDox. Designed for Indian health programs, ScreenDox applies IHS GPRA standards and integrated care best practices; exports results to the patient EHR; provides real-time patient clinical information; and generates detailed reports.

now available to indian health programs nationwide

Learn More
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Electronically screen patients in your medical departments for tobacco exposure, tobacco use, alcohol us, drug use, depression, suicide ideation, and domestic/intimate partner violence with ScreenDox. Designed for Indian health programs, ScreenDox applies IHS GPRA standards and integrated care best practices; exports results to the patient EHR; provides real-time patient clinical information; and generates detailed reports.

now available to indian health programs nationwide

Learn More

About Us

We are an American Indian owned corporation. We work with tribes, Indian organizations (tribal and urban), and federal agencies to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs and services in Indian health care, substance abuse and mental health.

Our experience ranges from planning and developing small local programs to coordinating and managing large nationwide projects. As a result of years of experience, we have established strong relationships with many funding sources; local, state, and federal government agencies; and other consultants who specialize in working with Indian communities.

We always strive to provide the highest level of service to our clients. This is the reason that we have come to work with many of the same clients year after year on different projects. We value long-term relationships and we are always working to strengthen those relationships by consistently maintaining high standards of work and achieving successful outcomes.
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Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health Project Team
(From Left) Herbert McMichael, PhD; James Ward, MBA; John Davis, PsyD;
Allen Saul, LADC; and Robert Burns, ICADC, CADC II

James Ward, MBA

President and CEO

James Ward is an enrolled tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and lives on the Barona Indian Reservation (San Diego, California) with his wife (who is an enrolled tribal member) and their children. James Ward has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and specializes in Indian health care strategic planning, evaluation, and program development. Over the last 25 years, Mr. Ward has worked with most of the tribal and urban Indian health organizations in California through local or statewide projects. He has also worked with other Indian health organizations across ten (10) states.
 
 

Thais Turner, LMFT, CATP

TurnerWood Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc.

Thais Turner has worked with J.L. Ward Associates for over 15 years. Mrs. Turner is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has worked in a variety of community mental health settings serving youth and families. She currently has a private practice, where she specialize in the treatment of adolescent girls with substance abuse problems and high-risk behaviors. Mrs. Turner is also on the provider panel for the California Victims Compensation Program in Stanislaus County, and in this role treats victims of violent crimes, mostly young women and girls with a history of sexual abuse and/or assault.

David Sprenger, M.D.

Sprenger Behavioral Medicine, Inc.

Dr. Sprenger is the CEO and Medical Director of Sprenger Behavioral Medicine, Inc. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Sprenger has provided psychiatric and substance abuse services to AI/AN patients and families for over 20 years, including six (6) years performing tele-psychiatry. He also served as the Chief Medical Officer at the Indian Health Service/California Area Office in Sacramento, CA.
 
 

Karsten Gerhardt

Software Systems and Services International, Inc.

Karsten Gerhardt is the President and CEO of Software Systems and Services International (3SI2). Mr. Gerhardt and 3SI2 staff members have worked with J.L. Ward Associates since 2009 on the ScreenDox project. 3SI2 provides J.L. Ward Associates with software design, programming, testing, and installation; EHR interface development; and client technical support.

About Us

We are an American Indian owned corporation. We work with tribes, Indian organizations (tribal and urban), and federal agencies to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs and services in Indian health care, substance abuse and mental health.

Our experience ranges from planning and developing small local programs to coordinating and managing large nationwide projects. As a result of years of experience, we have established strong relationships with many funding sources; local, state, and federal government agencies; and other consultants who specialize in working with Indian communities.

We always strive to provide the highest level of service to our clients. This is the reason that we have come to work with many of the same clients year after year on different projects. We value long-term relationships and we are always working to strengthen those relationships by consistently maintaining high standards of work and achieving successful outcomes.
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Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health Project Team
(From Left) Herbert McMichael, PhD; James Ward, MBA; John Davis, PsyD;
Allen Saul, LADC; and Robert Burns, ICADC, CADC II

James Ward, MBA

President and CEO

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James Ward is an enrolled tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and lives on the Barona Indian Reservation (San Diego, California) with his wife (who is an enrolled tribal member) and their children. James Ward has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and specializes in Indian health care strategic planning, evaluation, and program development. Over the last 25 years, Mr. Ward has worked with most of the tribal and urban Indian health organizations in California through local or statewide projects. He has also worked with other Indian health organizations across ten (10) states.

Thais Turner, LMFT, CATP

TurnerWood Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc.

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Thais Turner has worked with J.L. Ward Associates for over 15 years. Mrs. Turner is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has worked in a variety of community mental health settings serving youth and families. She currently has a private practice, where she specialize in the treatment of adolescent girls with substance abuse problems and high-risk behaviors. Mrs. Turner is also on the provider panel for the California Victims Compensation Program in Stanislaus County, and in this role treats victims of violent crimes, mostly young women and girls with a history of sexual abuse and/or assault.

David Sprenger, M.D.

Sprenger Behavioral Medicine, Inc.

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Dr. Sprenger is the CEO and Medical Director of Sprenger Behavioral Medicine, Inc. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Sprenger has provided psychiatric and substance abuse services to AI/AN patients and families for over 20 years, including six (6) years performing tele-psychiatry. He also served as the Chief Medical Officer at the Indian Health Service/California Area Office in Sacramento, CA.

Karsten Gerhardt

Software Systems and Services International, Inc.

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Karsten Gerhardt is the President and CEO of Software Systems and Services International (3SI2). Mr. Gerhardt and 3SI2 staff members have worked with J.L. Ward Associates since 2009 on the ScreenDox project. 3SI2 provides J.L. Ward Associates with software design, programming, testing, and installation; EHR interface development; and client technical support.

Contact Us

J.L. Ward Associates, Inc.
9562 Winter Gardens Blvd., Suite D-358
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-938-1613 (office)
james@jlwardassociates.com

Contact Us

J.L. Ward Associates, Inc.
9562 Winter Gardens Blvd., Suite D-358
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-938-1613 (office)
james@jlwardassociates.com