Hugh Marketing Solutions (HMS) is poised to generate media coverage and develop strategic marketing programs for clients in the public and private sector. Although periodically, the spotlight falls on HMS, our goal is to increase the visibility of programs that provide hope and lift the human spirit.

Listed below are just a few of the stories that touch on policy issues of interest to the principals at HMS. These feature articles or web pages offer additional insights and information about public service programs and advocacy organizations targeting America's neediest citizens.

HMS Founder Featured in Black Enterprise Magazine


Appearing in the March 2005 issue of Black Enterprise magazine, HMS president and founder, Don Carlos Bland, talks about the obstacles and accomplishments he experienced as a business owner in an extremely competitive marketplace. The article, "Curing Healthcare," chronicles his journey to launch a professional services firm that enhances the effectiveness of "social service" programs and, ultimately, improves the quality of life in underserved communities across the nation.

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Organization Manages Trust Fund for Persons With Disabilities


It started with a court order that provided millions of dollars to residents of a city-run facility for individuals with disabilities. But, for many of them, enduring squalid conditions and inhumane care would be a cakewalk compared to an existence without much-needed public benefits-Medicaid and SSI funding now threatened as a result of a long-anticipated financial settlement. Fortunately, local advocates were successful in establishing a special needs pooled trust to manage, invest and disburse the windfall which would provide access to good and services we all take for granted.

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Statewide Program Offers Free Medications Through Unique National Partnership


When the working poor in South Carolina need medications, Communicare bridges the gap. This innovative non-profit organization not only provides prescription medications to working adults who don't qualify for government benefits or can't afford health insurance, but works with volunteer dentists to give "smiles" to children whose families don't have access to quality dental care. Both programs creatively use existing resources, local volunteers and Fortune 500 pharmaceutical firms to put health care in reach for thousands of needy citizens.

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To visit Comnmunicare website, go to:

P 202 549 9504
F 202 248 1905

4414 16th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017