Sarah Holdener

Sarah Holdener, M.P.A. serves as the Help Me Grow Lead at the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. In this role she focuses on strategic planning and implementation of Help Me Grow Washington, a systems approach weaving together state and community systems, providers, and resources to offer a full spectrum of supports to all families in Washington state with young children. Sarah liaises with state agencies, coordinates federal and state funding to the Help Me Grow state affiliate, and promotes cross-sector integration to improve system outcomes for children and families. A champion of Targeted Universalism, she works to develop unique pathways for populations of focus while pursuing a universal goal of promoting family resiliency, wellbeing, and protective factors for all Washingtonians.
Sarah Holdner


Applying Targeted Universalism: Case Studies from the Field
Government, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders will share their journeys’, triumphs, challenges, insights, and lessons learned from actively applying Targeted Universalism (TU) within their organizations and communities in this interactive panel discussion. They will discuss the nuances of TU application at each stage, including: Co-creating the universal goal Assessing the general population’s performance relative to the universal goal Assessing segment groups’ performances relative to the universal goal and situatedness Assessing and understanding the structures and systems that support or...