Policy Analyst, State Consumer Health Advocacy Program
As a policy analyst for the State Consumer Health Advocacy Program at Community Catalyst, Amber Ma conducts research and analysis on health care policy at the state and national levels. Amber works closely with state consumer advocacy groups across the country to expand health care coverage and implement the Affordable Care Act, including work on Medicaid, private insurance, and enrollment.
Prior to joining Community Catalyst, Amber served as the Research and Policy Fellow at HealthRIght, a multistakeholder health policy coalition in Rhode Island. There, she worked to advance HealthRIght’s comprehensive health care reform policy platform for Rhode Island through research, writing policy materials and legislation, advocacy, and press outreach. Amber also supported the launching of a cross-sector alliance of health, housing, and energy in Rhode Island by mobilizing stakeholders, facilitating group discussions, and developing a business plan and report for implementing best practices. Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in sustainable agriculture from University of California Davis, and a Master of Public Affairs from Brown University.