Kathryn Phillips, MPH
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. Kathryn serves as the CHCF liaison and managing partner for the California Improvement Network, and leads the foundation’s efforts in value-based payment and care, population health, and addressing workforce issues.
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. 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 from the University of Michigan.