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Ceci Connolly

President and CEO

Expertise: Federal Health Policy, Congress, Not-For-Profit Health Companies, Value-Based Design, Health Care Costs, Payer-Provider Partnerships, Women’s Leadership

Experience: Ceci worked 25 years as a journalist, including 13 years at the Washington Post covering national politics, health care and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. She is the co-author of Landmark: America’s New Health-Care Law and What It Means for Us All and previously worked at the McKinsey Center for Health Reform and PwC’s Health Research Institute. Additionally, she is a Women of Impact (WOI) founding member, a Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Board member and a former Whitman-Walker Health Board member.

Hometown: Broomall, PA

Academia:
B.A, Boston College

Awards and Publications:
Mayo Clinic Plummer Society award for promoting deeper understanding of science and medicine
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government fellowship
Don’t let hospital care at home shrivel when the public health emergency ends (STAT News, 2022)
Nonprofit Health Plans Launch Telehealth-First Options to Increase Access and Affordability (NEJM Catalyst, 2021)
New Research Shows How Payer-Provider Partnerships Can Accelerate Adoption of Evidence-Based Care (NEJM Catalyst, 2019)
Patients Win When Payers and Providers Speak the Same Language (The Health Care Blog)
The Committed Perspective — Policy Principles for Regional Health Plans (NEJM, 2017)

Did You Know?
Ceci lives at the intersection of politics, policy and the “real world.” 

Making Health Care Better

ACHP is the voice of a unique approach in health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions, rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers.

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