43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313
Sally Baggett facilitates continuous quality improvement (CQI) to strengthen evidence-based early childhood home visiting programs. She brings decades of experience fostering creative collaborations to improve early childhood systems, as well as expertise in sustainability strategies, including social bond financing and healthcare financing. A primary focus of her work is the integration of early childhood home visitation services into primary health care systems to enhance services for young children and their families.
As a member of EDC’s Home Visiting – Improvement Action Center Team (HV-ImpACT), Baggett provides training and technical assistance to federal Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) awardees. HV-ImpACT is working in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories to ensure at-risk pregnant mothers and families have the resources they need to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn. In addition to providing intensive support to 11 states and the District of Columbia, Baggett contributes to site visits, webinars, communities of practice, e-news, and an online collaboration portal for all MIECHV awardees.
Baggett is an accomplished presenter, and has conducted numerous trainings and webinars for parents, early childhood and primary health care providers, funders, and advocates at the state, regional, and national levels. She is a charter member of the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative Council, and contributed to the case study, Coordinating Comprehensive Healthcare with Home Visits for New Families.
Previously, Baggett was Director of Patient and Family Support for a federally qualified health center serving families in seven South Carolina counties. In this role, she administered a continuum of early childhood home visitation services, integrated them into primary pediatric care, and added in-home behavioral health care for mothers with elevated depression. She also guided CQI processes for the pediatric and home visitation divisions, and provided technical consultation for state and local MIECHV direct service, CQI, and evaluation providers.
Baggett received her BA from Furman University.