Senior Communications Officer

Rachel Yard is a senior communications officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, Ms. Yard oversees communications for a number of CHCS’ national initiatives, including leadership and capacity building programs, child health-focused projects, and work focused on advancing evidence-based preventive care through Medicaid-public health partnerships. Ms. Yard provides writing, editing, and production support across CHCS’ initiatives.

Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. Yard led a team of project managers at Elsevier — a global publishing company focused on health care and science — where she oversaw the development of customized e-learning systems, online learning modules, and health professional degree programs. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the publishing industry.

Ms. Yard holds a bachelor’s degree in English, Spanish, and Latin American studies from Temple University.