Sarah Bankert, MPH

Program (What area of CES): 
Healthy Families and Communities
Community Prevention Specialist

CES Community Prevention Specialist and Healthy Hampshire/Mass in Motion Program Manager. Sarah provides fiscal, administrative, and programmatic oversight to Healthy Hampshire. She has managed Healthy Hampshire for six years and has worked in the field of public health for the past 10 years to create healthier communities by supporting community-led processes for change. She has been involved in all aspects of the change process, including assessment and data collection, program design, program implementation, evaluation and organizational capacity building. Through each of these elements, Sarah brings a passion for community-led efforts that center the voices and actions of people who experience the greatest burden of health inequities in our communities. Prior to her work at CES, Sarah was a Prevention Specialist with the Western Massachusetts Center for Healthy Communities, a program of Cooley Dickinson Hospital supporting regional public health efforts. While at the Center for Healthy Communities she conducted the first Community Health Needs Assessment for the hospital and provided technical assistance on community food systems to the Holyoke Food and Fitness Policy Council.