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This project is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)

CHCS promotes innovations in publicly financed health care, especially for individuals with complex, high-cost needs. It brings together state and federal agencies, health plans, providers, and community-based organizations to advance models of organizing, financing, and delivering health care services.

Organization Name

Mark Larson

Senior Vice President, Leadership and Capacity Building

(609) 528-8400

Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University

The Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University works to improve access to affordable and adequate health insurance by providing balanced, evidence-based research, analysis and strategic advice.

Organization Name

Sabrina Corlette

Research Professor

(202) 687-0880

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

NASHP is an independent academy of state health policymakers dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice.

Organization Name

Trish Riley

Executive Director

(202) 903-0101

National Governors Association (NGA)

NGA is a bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy, and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.

Organization Name

Ryan Martin

Deputy Director, NGA Center For Best Practices

(202) 624-5486

National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI)

The NHSPI aims to provide an accurate portrayal of the nation’s health security using relevant, actionable information to help guide efforts to achieve a higher level of health security and preparedness.

Organization Name

Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI)

PHNCI serves as the hub for national public health innovations, helping foster a multi-sector learning community that will help identify and test new and innovative practices to improve public health capacity.

Organization Name

Jessica Solomon Fisher

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

(703) 778-4549, x116

State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)

Affiliated with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, SHADAC is a multidisciplinary health policy research center with a focus on state policy.

Organization Name

Elizabeth Lukanen

Deputy Director

(612) 626-1537

State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS)

SHVS assists states in their efforts to transform health and health care by providing targeted technical assistance to state officials and agencies.

Organization Name

Heather Howard

Program Director

(609) 258-9709

Urban Institute Health Policy Center

The Urban Institute Health Policy Center works to understand how lives and communities can be transformed by sound policies and access to quality health care.

Organization Name

Linda Blumberg

Institute Fellow

(202) 261-5769

Training Opportunities

ASTHO Leadership Institute

A year-long, cohort-based leadership development program for new state and territorial health officials.

Medicaid Leadership Institute

A 10-month leadership training program for state Medicaid directors, designed to cultivate the skills needed to transform Medicaid programs into national models of high-quality, cost-effective care.

Culture of Health Leaders Program

A three-year leadership development program for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity.