Rachel Truelsch, MSSA, LISW-S

Research Associate
Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Rachel Truelsch, MSSA, LISW-S is a fidelity specialist at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices utilizing standardized fidelity tools for programs and systems that receive services from the Center. She also provides consultation and recommendations for implementation and program improvement.

Before joining the Center, Ms. Truelsch spent 10 years in community behavioral healthcare understanding, improving and evaluating systems and their impact on the people they serve. Most recently, she supported the successful win and implementation of a SAMHSA Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grant award. She led project integration of this evidenced-based model of care across multi-disciplinary teams and programs to increase access to coordinated and comprehensive behavioral healthcare for the community.

Ms. Truelsch has supported organizations increasing access to care throughout her career using a variety of strategies. She directed the establishment of offices in key market locations, developed strategic outreach referral network relationships and models to evaluate outreach efficacy, and designed continuous quality improvement solutions across operations. In her Quality Improvement roles, she worked with leadership and provider teams to establish and maintain compliance in best practice standards of care set by organizations like CARF.

Ms. Truelsch earned a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Journalism from Colorado State University and her Master’s degree in Social Science Administration at Case Western Reserve University.