Vice President, Communications

Lorie Martin is vice president for communications at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), and has more than 20 years’ experience in health care, consumer, and public policy communications. At CHCS, she leads efforts to promote best practices for improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of Medicaid services in states across the country. Under her leadership, CHCS’ shares operational and policy lessons in the following core areas: (1) enhancing coverage and access; (2) advancing delivery system and payment reform; and (3) integrating services for people with complex needs.

Through Ms. Martin’s oversight, CHCS has established a continually updated library of resources, including policy briefs, white papers, technical assistance tools, case studies, etc., to provide Medicaid stakeholders with emerging policy recommendations and hands-on guidance. She provides editorial and design direction for CHCS publications; directs broad national dissemination campaigns, manages web and social media efforts; and oversees CHCS’ national health policy webinar series.

Previously, Ms. Martin was the marketing communications specialist and publications director at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. In that role, she oversaw referral marketing and communications strategies for obstetrical, neurological, specialty surgical, and primary care services. She served as editor of a magazine aimed at health care consumers, produced the hospital’s annual report, and oversaw direct marketing efforts for a 520-bed urban acute care facility. Prior to entering the health care field, she held communications positions within the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of University Relations.

Ms. Martin has a bachelor’s degree in American history from the University of Pennsylvania.