Part two of a two-part series, this webinar will demonstrate strategies to fill gaps in your needs assessment. A case-study approach will demonstrate covered strategies.
Josh Esrick, MPP
Senior Policy Analyst @Carnevale Associates, LLC
Mr. Esrick has extensive experience researching, writing, evaluating, and presenting on substance use prevention and other behavioral health topics. He has developed numerous Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) and Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products and trainings for substance use prevention practitioners and stakeholders. Among other projects, he wrote chapters of the annual SAMHSA Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting report and short reports on the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant cross-site evaluation. Mr. Esrick also researched and wrote the SAMHSA Center for Financing Reform and Innovation (CFRI) Financing Focus, which provided monthly summaries of changes in behavioral health financing.
Kristen Gilmore Powell PhD, LSW
Assistant Research Professor and Associate Director @Center of Prevention Science, School of Social Work, Rutgers University
Dr. Kristen Gilmore Powell is an Assistant Research Professor with the Rutgers University School of Social Work and Associate Director of the Center for Prevention Science. She is also the Director of the Northeast and Caribbean Prevention Technology Transfer Center. Dr. Powell earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Social Work, in 2013. She has been conducting research on topics relevant to prevention science, community coalitions, and empowerment theory for more than 10 years. Dr. Powell currently serves as Principal Investigator and Investigator on multiple externally funded research projects. Much of this work focuses on how individual and environmental strategies can prevent the harmful consequences of substance misuse, particularly in communities identified with high need and existing health disparities.