Arthritis Public Health activities; Self management; Quality Assurance and Program Fidelity; Coalition-building; national Diabetes Prevention Program
Mari Brick is a public health consultant for NACDD with a focus on Arthritis Technical Assistance and Support and over 13+ years of experience in public health. Previously, she served as the New York State Department of Health Arthritis Program Manager from 2001-2008.
Ms. Brick earned her BA in Social Work from Siena College in Loudonville, NY and her MA in Social Policy from Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Ms. Brick's experience is in coalition building, program implementation, policy development, training, and quality assurance/quality improvement measures for evidence-based programs. She is authorized as a Stanford University Certifying T-Trainer in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and other derivatives of the program and a Master Trainer in the Diabetes Prevention Program. She is the co-author of a widely-recognized manual on Fidelity Guidance and Skills Drills videos for the CDSMP. She also has knowledge and experience in the areas of intellectual disabilities, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and addiction.