Kim Netter



Kim Netter is an experienced health communications specialist with extensive expertise in public health strategy implementation, medical marketing, and product development and dissemination. She has a special interest in early childhood mental health and wellness programs and develops violence prevention and mental health promotional materials for tribal, school-based, community-based, and substance abuse prevention federal grantees and community-based organizations.

Netter has supported communications for several federally funded initiatives that have tackled the topics of youth violence, substance abuse, mental health, and early childhood development. Grounded in behavioral change theory, her work applies best practices in cultural and linguistic competence to deliver meaningful, evidence-based products to diverse audiences.

Netter holds an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.

“Prevention and early intervention practices are some of the most effective means we have to support children’s social and emotional learning and help them develop resiliency.”

Speaking Highlights

Communications Planning 201: Communications Strategies

Campaign for Change: Harnessing the Power of Effective Communication
Worcester, MA
September 2015

Communications Skills: Sharing Your Successes

Summer Training Institute, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rockville, MD
July 2013

Three Bold Steps for School Community Action: Applying Learnings from SS/HS

Presentation, 17th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
Salt Lake City, UT

Creating Positive Outcomes with School-Community Partnerships: A Toolkit for Success

Presentation, National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention
Philadelphia, PA

Mitigating the Emotional and Behavioral Effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill among Students and Their Families

Presentation, American School Health Administrators School Health Conference
Lexington, KY

Selected Publications

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention, Education Development Center, & Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. (2015). Communications toolkit.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, & Education Development Center. (2013). PromotePrevent digital tools for communities.

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, & Education Development Center. (2011). Three bold steps: A community toolkit.

Selected Resources


This brief describes EDC’s deep commitment to ensuring that all young children have the support they need during the critical early childhood window of time.