Session Number 1 in a 3-Part series. This event was a concentrated look at opportunities and methods of building sustainability into all aspects of coalition or program work, both from their inception and as on-going procedures. Emphasizing the value of considering sustainability before a loss of resources, it includes an overview of sustainability planning, its value & practices, and questions from prevention professionals.
Jess Goldberg is a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist with Education Development Center. For over a decade, Jess has specialized in building capacity to improve behavioral health at the national, state, regional and local levels. Her areas of expertise include preventing youth substance use; promoting cross-sector collaborations; addressing health disparities; strategic planning, logic model development, and sustainability planning. Jess is a Certified Prevention Specialty and holds an MSW and an MPH from Boston University.
Emily Bhargava is a Training and Technical Assistance Associate with Education Development Center. She is skilled in facilitation, strategic and sustainability planning, and evaluation design. For over 15 years, she has led community-level health promotion efforts. She is an expert in the prevention of substance abuse, violence, suicide, teen pregnancy, obesity, and HIV, guiding the planning and implementation of culturally and linguistically responsive community-level prevention and health promotion efforts across Massachusetts and the United States.