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New York, NY 10014
Jessica Auerbach brings expertise in child development, early childhood mental health consultation, evidence-based teacher training, children’s and parents' mental health, and promoting protective factors and reducing health disparities. She specializes in strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of early childhood comprehensive systems that coordinate all child- and family-serving programs, in order to strengthen services and improve outcomes for children and families.
As a member of EDC’s national Home Visiting – Improvement Action Center Team (HV-ImpACT), Auerbach provides technical assistance to Federal Home Visiting Program grantees—through needs assessments, site visits, webinars, and communities of practice—as they implement evidence-based home visiting models to support families and enhance young children’s health, well-being, and school readiness.
Auerbach is a developer of health promotion resources and is co-author of articles and chapters on early childhood development, including “Identifying Developmental Risks and Delays in Young Children” (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) and “Mental Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care Practices in NYC” (Behavioral Health News). From 2011 to 2013, under the Bloomberg Administration in New York City, she was a member of the City Hall Early Care and Education Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Family Engagement subcommittee. She continues to serve on numerous advisory committees and councils focused on young children’s wellness.
Before joining EDC, Auerbach served as Senior Program Manager for Young Child Wellness at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she led initiatives to improve workforce development, parenting support, and developmental screening. Earlier in her career, she held posts with public health departments in Seattle King County, Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Auerbach received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is a Registered Parent Educator in the Circle of Security Parenting Program and is certified in Mental Health First Aid.