Liz Buck, MPA, is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports the Advancing Child Health Transformation initiative, where she works with pediatric practices, child health experts, family representatives, payers, and cross-system partners to accelerate change and improve children’s health. She also works on projects related to complex care, including an initiative focused on community health workers and promotores in California.
Prior to joining CHCS, Liz served as the director of operations of a health home program in the Bronx borough of New York City. Her experience focuses on addressing social determinants of health by aligning cross-system responses. Liz previously served as a deputy program director at The Council of State Governments Justice Center, where she developed and led the Justice Center’s housing portfolio. In this role, she worked with state policy makers and communities to redirect, align, and invest new funding for housing people with criminal justice involvement. Liz also worked at the Corporation for Supportive Housing where she led a Health Resources & Services Administration national training and technical assistance award to improve coordination between community health centers and homeless service providers and systems.
Liz began her career in public health working at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers where she led the development of a supportive housing program for people with complex health and housing needs, led statewide policy change efforts with Medicaid beneficiaries for improvements to the statewide Medicaid transportation system, and created a consumer advisory council structure to increase community involvement in public health decision-making practices through Camden Coalition’s accountable care organization model.
Liz holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at Union College in Schenectady, New York. In her spare time, she enjoys neighborhood walks, cooking, friends, and spin classes.