Coalition Affinity Group Series Session 3 - Rejuvenating Community-led Prevention


Are you a prevention professional or community partner that has worked hard to build a coalition? Has your membership been decreasing or is engagement low? If you want to help your coalitions increase their capacity to serve, this 3-part series is for you!  Sarah Davis, a 21-year veteran in coalition building, will lead us through a 90-minute discussion on the basic components of coalition building with a focus on rejuvenating prevention efforts and empowering communities to make change.

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. She leads a team that provides high-quality, primarily distance-based training to professionals addressing public health issues throughout PTTC Region VIII. She also supports national workforce development efforts as part of the Public Health Learning Network.    
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, 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. 


Derrick NewbySince 1996, veteran Derrick Newby has worked in the field of prevention and public health in both the public and private sector. He serves as a training and technical assistance specialist for the South Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center for HHS Region 6.  

As a veteran's counselor and advocate, Mr. Newby gained experience with the impact of federal programs on communities after working as a special assistant to a member of Congress. He then worked 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.  

Serving on the Arkansas Prevention Certification Board since 2020, Mr. Newby has a Master of Public Administration and a bachelor of science in psychology with a minor in education.



Starts: Mar. 10, 2022 1:30 pm
Ends: Mar. 10, 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline
March 10, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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