Sara Voelker, an experienced project manager and improvement advisor, brings expertise in maternal and child health, continuous quality improvement (CQI), training and technical assistance, research, and evaluation. Nationwide, she guides the use of evidence-based strategies to strengthen communities and improve outcomes for children and families.
Voelker leads capacity-building services for 56 U.S. state and territory awardees as the assistant director of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program’s Technical Assistance Resource Center. The resource center works to strengthen home visiting services and improve outcomes for families from pregnancy through early childhood.
As an improvement advisor for EDC’s Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN), Voelker guides teams in achieving breakthrough improvements through collaborative learning and scaling of well-tested interventions. She has supported the application of CQI methods in health departments, child welfare agencies, local nonprofits, and tribal communities.
Voelker holds an MPP and an MA in social work, policy, and practice from the University of Chicago. She received her PMD Pro Certification as a project manager from APMG International.