Putting Your Dollars to Work: Cost-beneficial Strategies
Elizabeth Shahan, MSW, LGSW, ICPS, PSII, and Jonnie Kifer, MS, PSII, ICPS
August 17, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
This webinar will discuss the importance of understanding prevention research related to choosing the most appropriate strategies for communities. In addition, the webinar will establish evidence-based review processes, data gathering, and cost-benefit analysis of programs and practices in prevention.
- Examine how to locate and evaluate research and apply that knowledge to program selection
- Discuss the benefit of calculating the return on investment for your chosen strategy or program
Elizabeth Shahan, MSW, LGSW, ICPS, PSII, is the Executive Director of West Virginia Prevention Solutions, Inc. She has been with the organization for 13 years. She is a licensed social worker and a certified as a Prevention Specialist II. She provides training throughout West Virginia educating professionals, community members, parents, and youth in an array of substance use issues, data, and solutions. She also works with community members and stakeholders to create sustainable positive change using data-driven individual interventions and environmental strategies to prevent substance use.
Jonnie Kifer, MS, PSII, ICPS, is a Certified Prevention Specialist II in West Virginia and a Certified Prevention Specialist with IC&RC. She works with West Virginia Prevention Solutions in Clarksburg, WV. She has been working in various types of prevention for all of her life, and excels at community-based organizing and research. Jonnie learned the value of prevention at a young age and has leveraged that unique knowledge to fuel her passion for empowering people to make the change they want to see in their own communities. Her core prevention value is that wherever we live; we have the obligation to make it a healthier and safer place for everyone to live.