Fact Forward's Webinar Wednesday: Using Community Input from Design to Dissemination

April 30, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

In this webinar, we will explore the transformative power of integrating community input throughout the entire lifecycle of a project – from its initial design phase to the dissemination of outcomes. Recognizing the invaluable role that communities play, we delve into the strategies and benefits of incorporating their perspectives, needs and insights at every stage.



Brittany Wearing, MPH, CHES

Brittany joined Fact Forward in August 2016 and managed Fact Forward's Office of Population Affairs Tier 2 Project, emP.O.W.E.R.ed SC: Creating Linkages for Youth of Color in South Carolina. Brittany has ten years of experience as a subject matter expert in the area of reproductive health/sexual health, contraceptive technologies, and HIV/STDs. Brittany’s passion for this work was fueled by her undergraduate and graduate studies, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Family Planning Health Worker with a keen interest in adolescent health, maternal/child health, and reproductive justice.

Dr. Randi Burlew, PhD

Dr. Randi Burlew received her PhD in psychology from the University of Michigan and is also a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of North Carolina. Randi has several publications and has been a board member for Executive Service Corps, a Fellow for Emerging Leaders in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a White House Fellow as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. During her time at Philliber, Randi has conducted several multi-site evaluations, as well as neighborhood studies. In addition, she has evaluated a wide range of school and social service-based programs. Randi often leads projects related to education/academic achievement, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, and youth development.

Mallory Gibson

Mallory joined Fact Forward in May 2017 as the Training Associate providing logistics and support to agency events and trainings. In 2018, she transitioned into the Research and Evaluation Department and is now serving as the Community Impact Coordinator. In this role, Mallory provides ongoing monitoring of evaluation and data collection to improve program strategies based on findings from reproductive health education programs offered to youth, parents, and youth-serving professionals. Mallory is also responsible for organizing the evaluation of Fact Forward's grants and projects to provide reports and oversight of evaluation protocols. Prior to joining Fact Forward, Mallory worked at the SC Department of Ju,venile Justice serving at-risk youth across South Carolina. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Public Health at the University of South Carolina.



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