Eva Marie Stahl

Project Director, Community Catalyst Children's Health Initiative

Eva Marie Stahl, PhD is the Director of Community Catalyst’s Children's Health Initiative, which focuses on ensuring children and their families have access to high quality health care that contributes to their long-term wellness. This initiative is a growing network that strengthens cross-state learning and facilitates resource sharing in over 12 states. In her role, Eva is responsible for providing and coordinating support for state advocates including strategic coaching, policy analysis, campaign and coalition work and administering learning platforms. She works to amplify voices from children’s health partners at both the state and national levels. Included in this work is the New England Alliance for Children’s Health (NEACH) that supports New England advocates working to advance a children’s health agenda through regional coordination and shared learning. In addition, Eva coordinates efforts to support health advocates and community partners in advancing a health equity agenda that more broadly addresses social determinants of health by engaging health-adjacent sectors to build collective movement for policy change.

Eva also contributes to Community Catalyst’s work on issues related to private insurance and Exchanges, Essential Health Benefits (EHB), cross-sector alignment, health literacy and health care workforce shortages. She completed her Ph.D. in social policy at Brandeis University. During that time, she worked for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and for the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ). She holds a master’s degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.  

Community Catalyst works to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill.

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