Jennifer Graves of Tri-County Mental Health Services was promoted to a newly created position, prevention media specialist.

Known locally for her service as a community prevention specialist in Clay and Platte counties and as a supporter of Smithville's Community in Action coalition, Graves also managedTri-County's Health Forward Foundation and youth nicotine prevention efforts.

Graves will partner with Prevention Program Development Specialist Laura Bruce to create and coordinate prevention campaigns to be implemented by community coalitions throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties.

Prior to working for Tri-County, Graves was a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, serving at their Regional Department of Public Health in Elbasan, Albania.

Grave graduated from Truman State University with a degree in health science and a minor in biology. To reach her, call 965-1015 or email

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