Capstone – Project Charter

Exploring key partnerships and funding opportunities for HealthMeet, a program that trains future medical professionals on how to support patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Engagement Synopsis

This project will help support the growth of a program that trains future medical professionals on how to support patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities through key partnerships and funding opportunities. HealthMeet® leverages its national network of more than 700 Chapters, national disability organizations, public health systems, health professionals, university systems, and other key stakeholders to reduce health disparities and increase the longevity and quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) by providing free community-based health assessments and individualized recommendations for follow-up care. Assessments will focus on general health and body composition, vision, hearing, oral health, foot care, respiratory health, mental health and lifestyle factors such as diet and nutrition, physical activity, substance use, and access to health care. HealthMeet® also provides training and education for individuals, their families, direct service professionals, medical providers, and medical students and will raise public awareness of health issues that impact people with intellectual disabilities across the country. The Arc of Philadelphia's Health Meet Program is currently working with Drexel University and Jefferson University. They have also offered their services to speciality hospitals like the Philadelphia Children's Hospital. They are hoping to grow to more institutions in the coming years. In order to do that, they also need financing.  They are looking for a strategic growth plan that includes channel partners and financing options.


  • The students will be hosted by the Arc of Philadelphia.  Their address is 2350 W. Westmoreland Street Philadelphia Pa 19140.


  • The students should review The Arc of Philadelphia's website to gain a better understanding of The Arc and its mission with a focus on the HealthMeet programs page.  The website is


  • The students will learn the following:
    • How do develop a strategic plan with appropriate goals and timelines
    • How to research funding sources applicable to particular programs
    • How to identify possible community partnerships by identifying organizations with similar missions
    • How to identify grant opportunities that lie within the programs mission

Company Information

CompanyThe Arc of Philadelphia
StageSmall Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

The Arc of Philadelphia has led the way in protecting the rights of and promoting opportunities for children and adults with disabilities by advocating with and for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to promote active citizenship, self-determination and full inclusion. The Arc of Philadelphia affiliated with The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States and is a member of SpArc Philadelphia. The Arc of Philadelphia follows its Guiding Principles of: INTEGRITY AND EXCELLENCE- we fulfill our mission with integrity and transparency and are committed to quality and excellence in all we do. PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY- we commit to the principle that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and other citizens have meaningful opportunities to inform and guide the direction of The Arc. VISIONARY LEADERSHIP– we lead by articulating a positive future for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. COLLABORATION- we work with individuals and organizations in a collaborative fashion that promotes effective partnerships.

Company Supervising Team

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
Engagement FormatCapstone - Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in small groups of 2-6 directly with faculty and host company project champions on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.
ProgramCollege of Business
Course2020 SPRING – MBA Interterm (IMPACT)
Students Enrolled120 Enrolled, 2-5 per group per project
Meeting Day & Time3/2 - 3/5/2019 on-site at host company
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours
Duration4 days (03/02/2020 - 03/05/2020)
Departments InvolvedData Management
Growth Strategy
Product Design & Development
Sales & Business Development
File Attachments

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There are currently no students assigned.

Collaboration Timeline

  • January 19, 2020

    Student Teams Finalized. Companies provided with final roster of students that will be visiting your office to work on the interterm project.

  • February 7, 2020

    Companies will send a formal welcome/on-boarding email to students to get them excited and ramped up for the project, which should include any pre-work/pre-reading. We’ll provide you with a template you can use when we notify you of your student roster.

  • March 2, 2020

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: Students will be on-site working for the week

  • March 5, 2020

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: Students will present results to company leadership on-site

Key Milestones & Project Process

  • March 2, 2020 - What is the Arc of Philadelphia? Deep Dive on HealthMeet

    What is the Arc of Philadelphia?
    Who are they serving?
    What is HealthMeet?
    How did it get started?
    What are the goals and objectives of the program?
    Who are the key stakeholders?

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    Suggested Deliverable:

    Prepare for a Q&A Deep Dive on HealthMeet Program

  • March 3, 2020 - Explore Channel Partners

    What channel partners exist currently?
    What hospitals, universities, and other speciality medical programs are in the Philly ecosystem?
    What other stakeholders exist?
    Is there an opportunity to expand outside of the Philly region?

  • March 3, 2020 - Explore Financing Routes

    How can the Arc of Philly sustain this program moving forward?Who might be interested in financing this program?What grants and foundations might be able to help?What would an attractive sponsorship package look like to a potential partner?

  • March 4, 2020 - Work on Strategic Growth Plan for HealthMeet

    Who are the key contacts at these organizations?What goals are attainable within the next few months/few years?Develop an elevator pitch to present to these possible partners