Kate Dobler, MEd

Presentation: Arizona's State Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW-PLT) - What We've Learned

Presentation Description:

This session will include an overview of the five project components of the PPW-PLT Pilot and a discussion of the lessons learned through the pilot.

It will include a focus on implementing, facilitating, and engaging with the PPW-PLT Learning Collaborative, a state-wide, cross-sector virtual opportunity to convene front-line professionals working with pregnant and postpartum women diagnosed with substance use disorder.

Presenter Bio:

Kate is the Project Director for Arizona’s State Pilot Grant Program for the Treatment of Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW-PLT) diagnosed with substance use disorder and their babies and families. Kate built her career driving positive bottom-line results for State of Arizona agencies by overseeing system development and improving the state’s early childhood development, health, and maternal mental health systems that support healthy babies and families. Kate holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University (2019), a Certificate in Public Management (ASU, 2015), and a Bachelor of Science in Family Resources with an emphasis in Child Development (UofA, 1995). She is an endorsed infant-toddler mental health professional with the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona. Kate works to build systems that meet people where they are, with what they need, when they need it, and how they want to engage. At the core of Kate’s work is the belief that babies live in families, families live in communities, and that it takes all of us to support healthy, happy, and safe families.