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Evaluating Early Care and Education: Meaningful data and impact, publishing, and long-term evaluations

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMVirtual

A panel of SPAN recipients will share their efforts to collect meaningful data to help the field of early care and education adapt to a changing environment.


  1. Jennifer Pelletier, PhD, MPH Senior Evaluator, Professional Data Analysts, Minneapolis, MN
  2. Elena Martinez, MS, CHES Program Evaluator, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX
  3. Lauren Kelsey, MPH Public Health Specialist, State of Alaska Physical Activity & Nutrition Unit, Anchorage AK

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe and discuss different state level approaches to meaningful evaluation during an ever-changing environment.


Carrie Dooyema, MSN, MPH, RN Lead Health Scientist, Early Care and Education Team Obesity Prevention and Control Branch, DNPAO, CDC, Atlanta, GA

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