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Jessica Auerbach, senior technical assistance specialist, is an expert in early childhood health and wellness, mental health, and LGBTQ health. She has extensive experience in public health project management, strategic planning, and communications. Nationwide, Auerbach guides states, territories, and communities in reducing health disparities, promoting protective factors, and implementing high-quality programs and systems.

For the Home Visiting Improvement Action Center, Auerbach supports state agencies in building the capacity of home visiting programs. She specializes in improving program implementation, strengthening early childhood systems coordination, and helping programs enhance families’ health and well-being and children’s school readiness.

Auerbach oversaw NYC Project LAUNCH, leading initiatives to improve cross-system workforce development, parenting support, developmental screening, reflective supervision, mental health consultation, and integration of behavioral health in pediatric primary care. She co-authored Implementation of Young Child Wellness Strategies in a Unique Cohort of Local Communities, Identifying Developmental Risks and Delays in Young Children, and numerous health promotion resources.

Auerbach holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.