Maia Crawford, M.S., is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). She oversees CHCS’ technical assistance to state Medicaid and Public Health teams in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 6|18 Initiative. This project, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, promotes Medicaid and public health collaboration to enhance the coverage, access, utilization, and quality of cost-effective prevention practices for the Medicaid population. Ms. Crawford also provides technical assistance to states designing and testing new care delivery and payment models as part of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative. She has also engaged in work focused on the integration of health and social services, charity care programs, and the Medicaid primary care rate increase.

Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. Crawford worked at Community Catalyst, a national non-profit consumer advocacy organization working to make affordable, quality health care accessible to all Americans. Previously, she served as a member of AmeriCorps’ Community HealthCorps program, providing case management services to homeless individuals with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

Ms. Crawford holds a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College.

Authored by Maia Crawford, M.S.