Emma Rauscher, MPH, is a program associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports CHCS initiatives focused on Medicare and Medicaid integration, long-term services and supports, and population health. She currently supports projects focused on building cross-sector partnerships within states to develop multisector plans for aging; bridging public health and Medicaid agencies to advance health equity; and nursing home reform.

Prior to joining CHCS, Emma interned at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene developing public health detailing action kits for chronic disease prevention and health equity promotion. Previously, she interned at VNS Health supporting public policy and strategy efforts related to health equity, payment reform, home care workforce development, and community engagement. She also has a background in grassroots advocacy related to women’s global health issues and sexual/interpersonal violence prevention at Miami University.

Emma holds a master’s degree in public health with a health policy concentration from New York University’s School of Global Public Health. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in both public health and strategic communication from Miami University-Oxford.

In her time outside of CHCS, Emma enjoys doing all types of outdoor activities, traveling, practicing yoga, seeing live music, reading, and crafting.