Melanie Maltry, Home-Based Services Manager with Best Starts for Kids, will be receiving a Preceptor of the Year Award for the Population Health track in the University of Washington School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Melanie, who manages BSK’s Home-Based Services investment area, has served as a mentor for DNP School of Nursing student Nadine Martinez over the past year. Nadine conducted research in the community for her report, “Exploring Service Gaps and Systems Needs for Prenatal-to-Five Home-Based Services in King County’s Best Starts for Kids.” The findings from her report are being used to inform BSK’s investments in home-based services, as well as community-based parenting supports. Melanie’s work with Nadine is part of a new partnership between Public Health, Seattle & King County and the University of Washington School of Nursing, pairing DNP program students with PHSKC initiatives. Melanie will formerly receive the award at a ceremony on October 12, 2018.