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Thursday, April 25 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
So You Want to Launch a Regional Initiative: the Beginnings and Middles of Best Starts for Kids

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Come learn about how the Best Starts Initiative came to be in King County, Washington and how leaders are implementing and evaluating this comprehensive initiative charged with supporting children and youth prenatal - 24 years old. Presenters will discuss the successes and challenges they have faced through the first three years of the initiative, how they are working to change systems to better serve the public, and how they are preparing for the future through evaluation and learning. This will be a panel including the Strategic Advisor for Children and Youth, the 5-24 Policy Program Manager and one of the Evaluation Leads for Best Starts for Kids.  The session will be a combination of panel discussion and question and answer time.      


Megan McJennett

BSK Implementation Manager, King County WA
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Sheila Capestany

Strategic Advisor for Children and Youth, King County Washington, Best Starts for Kids
Sheila Capestany has a broad range of experience and knowledge in the areas of equity, social justice, and the health and wellbeing of children, youth and families. She has worked for the last twenty seven years in both the public and human services sector in direct service, community... Read More →

Kristin Pace

Best Starts for Kids Evaluation Co-lead, King County Washington, Best Starts for Kids

Sarah Wilhelm

Strategic Advisor for Trauma Informed Systems, King County Washington, Best Starts for Kids

Thursday April 25, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT