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Kathryn E. Phillips, MPH

Senior Program Officer, Improving Access

Kathryn Phillips

Kathryn Phillips is a senior program officer on CHCF's Improving Access team, which works to improve access to coverage and care for low-income Californians.

Prior to joining CHCF, Kathryn was the program director for practice transformation at Qualis Health, a nonprofit population health consulting firm. She directed regional and national quality improvement projects, including the landmark Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, which developed and tested an evidence-based framework to guide primary care redesign efforts; trained practice coaches in five states; and helped 65 primary care safety net sites improve quality, efficiency, and patients' experience of care. Her portfolio also included initiatives to advance care integration and the capacity of primary care practices to deliver behavioral health and oral health services.

Kathryn's experience also includes designing evidence-based purchasing guidelines and workplace health programs for the Center for Prevention and Health Services at the National Business Group on Health. She managed public-private partnerships to advance clinical preventive services, maternal and child health, and behavioral health.

Kathryn holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in public health with a concentration in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan.