Amanda Bank, MPH, is a program associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) on the Delivery System and Payment Reform team. In this role, she supports projects that help state Medicaid agencies advance innovative payment and care delivery models to enable better, more equitable care for Medicaid enrollees, specifically by addressing health-related social needs and health equity.

Prior to joining CHCS, much of Amanda’s work focused on addressing health-related social needs to tackle disparities at the national, state, and local levels. She previously worked at Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation to support its Food is Medicine research, as well as the Cambridge Public Health Department, working to expand SNAP and access to healthy food options.

Amanda holds a master’s degree in public health from the Tufts University School of Medicine, with a concentration in health services, management, and policy.

When not thinking about improving health care quality and access, you can find Amanda teaching yoga, rock climbing, and generally enjoying life outside.