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The Milbank Memorial Fund supports two state leadership programs for legislative and executive branch state government officials committed to improving population health.
The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis to advance state health leadership, strong primary care, healthy aging, and sustainable health care costs.
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Alice Hm Chen, MD, is chief medical officer at Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, which actively works to ensure that Californians can find affordable, high-quality coverage. In this role she is responsible for health care strategy focused on quality, equity, and delivery system transformation with the goal of improving access and outcomes for all Californians. Dr. Chen previously served as deputy secretary for policy and planning and chief of clinical affairs for the California Health and Human Services Agency. She led many of the Agency’s signature health policy initiatives on affordability and access, and played a leadership role in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas of strategic reopening, hospital surge planning, equity, data analytics and therapeutics. A graduate of Yale University, Stanford University Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Chen’s training includes a primary care internal medicine residency and chief residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is an alumna of the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, the Soros Physician Advocacy Fellowship, the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program, and the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship. Proficient in Mandarin and Spanish, she maintains an active primary care practice at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and holds an appointment as clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.
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