Clare Grace Jones, technical assistance (TA) associate, is a public health and safety expert specializing in capacity building, instructional design, training, quality improvement, project support, and virtual engagement. A certified community prevention specialist, she has 16 years of experience promoting public health, with a focus on substance misuse prevention and the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Jones advances health, behavioral health, safety, and injury and violence prevention initiatives. Recently, she was instrumental in creating the toolkit Taking the FIRST Steps Together: A Guide to Creating Collaborative Peer-Led Services for Parents Affected by Substance Use, which is anticipated to be a widely used resource in the field of perinatal peer recovery services. Previously, she worked for EDC’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies.

Before joining EDC, Jones held positions in state and community health agencies, including state and regional training and TA provider, direct service provider, director of prevention services, state-level capacity coach, and project manager.

Jones holds an MEd in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a BA in Elementary Education from Flagler College.