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Carol Gelfer, MPH

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Carol Gelfer, MPH 

Community health improvement plan implementation and evaluation, organizational development, public health integration, tobacco cessation strategies

Carol Gelfer, MPH is a public health professional and facilitator who is passionate about working with diverse groups, teams and boards to get needed results. Carol came to Oregon in 1990 to work at the forefront of the now very successful OHA, Public Health Division Tobacco Prevention and Education Program. Now, as a consultant, she works with non-profits and local and state governmental agencies on issues such as reducing tobacco related disparities, health equity, reducing the number of kids in foster care, diabetes prevention in the Latino community among others. Carol provides a range of services tailored to the fit the needs and desired outcomes of the client organization. These include: strategic planning; training; creating effective meetings and establishing accountability for implementation; qualitative research including focus groups and key informant interviews; and project management. Carol has lived and done public health volunteer work in Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica and most recently Cambodia. She holds a Masters of Public Health from San Jose State University and an undergraduate degree in Speech Communications from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is proficient in Spanish and loves to travel and ride her bike whenever possible.

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