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As a Policy Associate, Brittany Stapelfeld Lee, MSW, focuses on expanding access to reproductive health services under the New Jersey Reproductive Health Access Project (NJ-RHAP), supported by the Arnold Foundation. She leads a statewide initiative to provide education to providers to reduce barriers related to reproductive health services, such as long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).

Brittany’s work on NJ-RHAP and other policy projects will reduce barriers to access that result from complex regulatory and payment systems.  She brings a deep understanding of health care policy, as well as direct experience with patients, to her work at the Quality Institute. Brittany’s background includes advocating for sustainable funding mechanisms for community health workers and advancing value-based payment strategies in Medicaid.

Most recently, Brittany worked on national initiatives focused on innovations in primary care settings and increased care integration for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Her publications explore innovations to improve health outcomes by addressing Social Determinates of Health in Medicaid managed care and ways to incorporate the consumer voice into Medicaid program development.

Brittany has worked for Massachusetts Medicaid and for the Center for Health Care Strategies. She holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Stony Brook University and a Master’s of Social Work with a concentration in Social Policy and Evaluation/Health from the University of Michigan.