Joan Singson is a Program Manager currently responsible for ETR’s Training and TA services for grantees of the U.S. Family and Youth Service Bureau’s Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). She is a member of ETR’s Community Impact Solutions team that provides capacity-building training and technical assistance to grantees of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (CDC DHAP). She also provides training on behalf of ETR’s Fee for Service Program, focused on evidence-based curricula such as Reducing the Risk, Safer Choices, Draw the Line/Respect the Line, and others.
Her previous work experience includes 10 years with a family planning clinic in San Joaquin County, California, where she developed the agency’s health education department, served as Director of Health Education and Community Services, and helped facilitate a strategic shift from providing primarily women’s reproductive health services to offering teen and male-friendly clinical services. She first came to work with ETR in 1999, serving as project liaison to the California Office of Family Planning (OFP). In that capacity, she provided technical assistance and training to grantees as well as the OFP’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention staff. She helped OFP grantees across the state increase organizational and workforce capacity, all aimed at successful program implementation and sustainability, and assisted the department in achieving its internal program goals.
In 2010, Ms. Singson joined a federally qualified health center organization, overseeing patient health education, developing chronic disease management programs, and managing a clinic expansion grant. She returned to ETR in spring of 2014.
In addition to her work at ETR, she is very involved in her community, and is currently helping establish San Joaquin County’s 2-1-1 information and referral system for health and human services.