Kitty Jerome, MA
UW Population Health Institute
610 Walnut Street, 538 WARF
Madison, WI 53726
Kitty Jerome is the Director of Coaching and Outreach for the Action Center at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
At CHR&R Kitty works to reach communities developing health improvement initiatives using the Rankings as their starting point to explore how the resources of the Action Center, including the Community Coaches, can assist them. Coaching supports local communities to advance work addressing the multiple factors that influence health, guiding communities them in building a Culture of Health for everyone. Kitty has worked on aspects of Roadmaps since 2010 as a consultant, prior to joining the program in 2013.
Kitty’s experiences range across municipal, state, and national-level approaches to policy change. She draws on 16 years in tobacco control policy, directing and providing technical assistance to community coalitions and governmental organizations around the US. Employers and clients include the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s national tobacco policy initiatives. As a trainer of the Shaping Policy for Health© curriculum, Kitty delivered skills-based workshops in problem definition, policy analysis, and implementation around the country.
Kitty holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College.