Coalition Affinity Group Series Session 2 - Promoting Prevention, Creating Opportunities


Session 2 will focus on the promotion of evidence-based programs.

Sarah Davis, will bring her 20 years' of public health experience to the South Southwest region to facilitate an engaging exchange about rejuvenating prevention coalitions by recognizing prevention promotion opportunities that expand participation in prevention efforts on the community and state level.
Sarah Davis is the associate director for the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center housed within the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is one of 10 HRSA-designated regional public health training centers. Mrs. Davis leads a team of instructional design, evaluation, and training implementation specialists to provide high-quality, primarily distance-based training to professionals addressing public health issues throughout the Region VIII states of Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. She also supports national workforce development efforts as part of the Public Health Learning Network and through previous collaborations with the Centers for Disease Control, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and the National Network of Public Health Institutes.   
Sarah holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management and has spent the past 20 years in the public health field working as a project and team leader, a facilitator and trainer, and a grant writer and manager. Her background includes program planning and implementation, integrating program and policy initiatives, and working with coalitions. Sarah lives in Denver with her husband, high school daughter, and two dogs. In her free time, Sarah is a TRX Trainer and fitness dance instructor, avid reader, fair-weather skier, and craft beer enjoyer.


Derrick Newby began his work in prevention in 1997 following his work as a veteran's coDerrick Newbyunselor and advocate. While working with veterans impacted by trauma, Mr. Newby was drawn to the field of prevention in hopes of educating fellow veterans about the impact of HIV and substance misuse to reduce the impact in the future. He quickly learned that the unique thing about prevention was that when it is practiced utilizing evidence-based prevention practices/theory it can have a wider than expected reach. He went on to serve as a Special Assistant to a US Congressman for 4 years where he gained knowledge about the administrative aspects of Federal programs and their impact on communities. After his tenure as a congressional aid, he went on to serve his community as the Program Coordinator in Arkansas for the Delta Region AIDS Education and Training Center for 15 years, facilitating the education of providers interested in increasing their capacity to provide comprehensive services related to HIV including testing and treatment. In 2017 he was selected for a position with the University of Arkansas Little Rock and served as a Program Coordinator with MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training for 5 years, helping to facilitate the growth of the prevention system. He has served on the Arkansas Prevention Certification Board since 2020. For the past twenty years, Derrick has worked in the private and public sector, in fields affecting public health, family enrichment, community development, and prevention. He currently serves as a T/TA Specialist with the South Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC HHS Region 6).




Starts: Feb. 15, 2022 1:30 pm
Ends: Feb. 15, 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline
February 15, 2022
Event Type
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