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Stephanie Halvorson, MPH

Stephanie Halvorson, MPH, is a seasoned grant writer and program developer specializing in community-engaged participatory research and storytelling. In 2023, she played a pivotal role in securing over $7.3 million in grant funding for various health initiatives, demonstrating her skill in navigating complex funding landscapes and crafting compelling narratives. Notably, Stephanie authored a successful $2 million grant proposal for the Colorado Division of Housing, transforming street outreach and emergency shelter services in Denver. Her portfolio also includes the co-development of a legislature-mandated peer-facilitated pre-release and reentry program for a Colorado Correctional Facility, where she collaborated closely with staff, residents, and a local nonprofit. Additionally, Stephanie has authored curricula for recovery support organizations, effectively translating visions into actionable programs.

Stephanie’s expertise extends to conducting comprehensive community needs assessments and employing mixed methods for data analysis and management. Driven by a personal mission to enhance health equity, she connects community-voiced needs with actionable public health research and policies, consistently applying a growth mindset to her work. Her dedication is deeply influenced by her own experiences with mental illness and substance use, fueling her passion for advocating for accessible, culturally responsive, and person-centered recovery support services. Outside her professional life, Stephanie is a proud military spouse, a devoted bulldog mom, an avid cyclist, a paint-by-the-numbers enthusiast, and a global traveler, bringing a rich tapestry of personal experiences to her professional endeavors.