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Holly Raffle


Dr. Holly Raffle, Professor of Leadership and Public Affairs, leads the Programmatic Partnership for Community-Based Prevention. As an engaged faculty, she is responsible for a portfolio of work in the area of community health, promotion and prevention, which has generated nearly $10.5 million in external funding since 2009 from partner organizations such as the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and 22 other sponsors. During that timeframe, the Partnership for Community-Based Prevention has collaborated to provide intensive leadership development, training, technical assistance, and evaluation services to 84 Ohio communities as they address critical needs and issues related to mental health and substance abuse. In 2013, Dr. Raffle was the recipient of the Firefly Award from the Fairfield County Family, Adult, and Children First Council recognizing her commitment to community-level prevention. In 2014, Dr. Raffle was the recipient of the OhioMHAS Prevention Champion Award, recognizing her efforts to help state agencies, ADAMHS Boards, and prevention providers rethink or redesign their prevention systems through the Strategic Prevention Framework. Additionally, she is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist an active member of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) as well as the Ohio SOPHE, where she served a three-year term on the Board of Directors.