Laura Harker is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She is a health policy researcher and health equity advocate with expertise in Medicaid and other state health care programs.
Most recently, she served as the Senior Health Policy Analyst at Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), where she provided data for health advocacy partners and lawmakers and served as a key voice on health policy issues in the state. Previously, she served as a Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center and led a community nutrition education program at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Laura graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from Emory University.
The Center for Advancing Racial Equity and Job Quality in Long-Term Care (The Center for Equity) is a national hub for developing innovative workforce policy and fostering narrative change in long-term care (LTC). Our work centers the majority Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) women and immigrant caregiving workforce and confronts the links between systemic racial and gender inequities and poor job quality. We unite diverse stakeholders in service of building the equitable caregiving infrastructure our nation needs.
The Center for Equity is an initiative of the Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP), a national labor/management organization which works with employers, unions and workers to raise standards across the healthcare industry. The initiative is generously funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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