Health Equity Fellow, State Health Policy
Kenna Chic is a health equity fellow at the California Health Care Foundation, where she works with the State Health Policy Office to identify policy opportunities to foster better care and outcomes for Californians while centering that work on improvements in equity. Kenna will focus on deepening CHCF’s understanding of California’s health equity policy landscape.
Prior to joining CHCF, Kenna was a legislative advocate for Disability Right California working to remove social barriers encountered by people with mental health issues and various disabilities. She has served on multiple advisory boards and task forces, including the Mental Health Strategic Initiative and Mental Health America. As a voting member and stakeholder representative of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Behavioral Health Integration Task Force, she worked on integrating behavioral health and primary care services, promoted the expansion of peer support, and voted to increase congressional relief funding for telehealth grant programs during the pandemic. Kenna received a bachelor’s degree in foreign service at Georgetown University.
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