Health Futures

is a government relations, public policy and strategic development firm representing clients in the dynamic new world of predictive and personalized health care. We specialize in navigating the labyrinth of legislators, regulators, health care providers, patient advocates, third-party payers, and journalists who will ultimately determine if innovation succeeds or fails.

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CRD Associates has a track record of success helping institutions of higher learning achieve their priority goals, from major university centers to small private colleges and the associations that represent them. We have crafted federal policies creating networks of academic centers of excellence; secured direct funding for capital projects; and helped colleges forge partnerships with local communities and surrounding businesses. In the elementary and secondary field, CRD Associates worked with nonprofit organizations to buttress local school districts with additional support for reading programs, teacher development and health and wellness activities.

  • On behalf of Rutgers University, CRD Associates worked with congressional lawmakers to secure more than $16 million for institutional development projects, including $10 million for the creation of a state-of-the-art internal communications system that opened up classes to high achieving students in urban high schools, a biological science research facility and an environmental laboratory. CRD Associates also secured $6.5 million in annual authorizations for the University’s National Transit Institute and the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation.
  • CRD Associates created and managed the University Laboratory Consortium for Biodefense and Pandemic Preparedness, a coalition of 11 universities operating Regional Biocontainment Laboratories.  The Consortium’s primary mission is to ensure the integration of the labs into a national response strategy to acts of bioterrorism or pandemics. 
  • Since 2009, CRD Associates has represented the interests of the State University System (SUS) of Florida, its chancellor and the Board of Governors. With its 11 public universities and 312,000 students, SUS of Florida is the fourth largest higher education system in the nation. In addition to advising the system’s leadership on long-term strategic and policy matters, CRD Associates closely monitors federal agencies for grant opportunities available to Florida’s universities as well education policy and regulatory issues affecting the system and its students. Much of our work is supports the New Florida Initiative, a multi-year endeavor to ensure that Florida’s knowledge and innovation economy is sustained by high-technology, high-wage jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • The University of Pittsburgh is world renowned for its research on the neurobiology of pain. Its Center for Pain Research houses basic and clinical scientists from a variety of disciplines who employ a range of techniques including genetics, molecular biology, anatomy, electrophysiology and computational modeling. The University retained CRD Associates to organize and manage a coalition of academic research institutions, out of which came a $40 million federal investment into pain research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • On behalf of the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, CRD Associates secured $2.3 million through the Department of Defense appropriations for a worker retraining initiative for veterans, National Guard members and reservists returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Shortly after enactment of welfare-to-work legislation, states found themselves overwhelmed by the law’s new tracking and processing requirements. CRD Associates linked key federal officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families and the Office of Child Support Enforcement with our client, the State Information Technology Consortium, to launch a program to pilot test innovative approaches for meeting federal reporting requirements. Over an eight-year period, SITC received $31 million to help identify and implement best practices across all states.