Background & Bio
Alyson K. Northrup, MS is the associate director for public policy and government affairs at AMCHP. Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Northrup served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and was responsible for managing the senator’s legislative portfolio for health care, child welfare, and education issues. She holds a Master of Science from the University at Albany, State University of New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University.
My Current Work
Ms. Northrup executes AMCHP’s policy activities, including advocating for Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant funding, promoting AMCHP’s federal policy agenda, and representing AMCHP in various policy coalitions. Ms. Northrup serves as the policy core co-lead for the Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center. She also leads AMCHP’s Partnerships Grant with CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities with a focus on key programs to improve maternal and child health, including the Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies Network and the Sickle Cell Data Collection program. Ms. Northrup spearheaded AMCHP’s advocacy around the extension of Medicaid coverage to 12 months postpartum, including completion of a series of advocacy resources in partnership with the Equitable Maternal Health Coalition, Johnson & Johnson, and Manatt Health.
Ask Me About
Title V MCH Block Grant Funding, Maternal and Child Health Policy, Advocacy, Hiking in the Adirondacks