Public health can sometimes be a challenging field to explain to people and describe just what type of work it entails. The videos below are designed to inform you about public health practice, why it is important, as well as why and what SLM Consulting, LLC does. 


Who am I, and what is SLM Consulting? 

SLM Consulting, LLC is a public health consulting company established in 2012, guided by over a decade of public health experience. Read more about me, Sandra Melstad, and the history of SLM Consulting, LLC here


What is the goal of SLM Consulting? 

SLM Consulting, LLC is focused on providing data driven public health solutions to create healthy communities and improve population health, guided by prevention, research, and evidence-based practices. 


Why did I start SLM Consulting? 

SLM Consulting, LLC was started to support public health needs of state health departments, health systems, non-profit organizations, and universities, focused on bridging the gap between public health and health care and providing subject matter expertise. 


Why does devoting time to public health matter? 

Public health is an essential component to improving population health, focused on preventing disease and improving the health in where we live, work, learn, and play. If population health is really going to improve, public health fills the gap where health care does not, addressing the social, economic, and environemtnal factors that affect health outcomes. Why not prevent illness? 


Why is engaging the community important and how do I do it? 

Multi-sector collaboration and community engagement is key to supporting public health action. The community is comprised of diverse stakeholders who can provide insight into sectors and populations which support collaborative efforts to move the needle on health outcomes. Why not work together rather than in silos?


What type of services does SLM Consulting offer? 

SLM Consulting, LLC supports clients nationwide focused on training and facilitation on a variety of public health issues and skills and evidence-based public health practice; data collection and analysis, technical writing and communication, strategic planning, including facilitation of needs assessment and improvement planning and action planning, as well as project management focused on program development, implementation and evaluation. Looking for in-depth descriptions of services and case studies? Read more here.


What are some examples of project deliverables? 

SLM Consulting, LLC has successfully achieved diverse project deliverables for clients centered on multi-sector collaboration, including facilitation of a comprehensive needs assessment process for rural hospital, development of 300+ page toolkit focused on community health needs assessment and improving planning, and development and facilitation training focused on the evidence-based public health framework. Take a look at some of our testimonials from our wonderful clients. 


How can SLM Consulting help me? 

SLM Consulting, LLC can provide support project needs through a public health lens, translating evidence into practice. We help foster multi-sector collaborations to address priority health issues and are experienced with adapting the needs of a project to achieve measurable outcomes. Not sure where to find data?...we can help.  Not sure how to write a grant?...we can help. We would welcome the opportunity to fill the gap. Reach out to get the ball rolling.