Mayra E. Alvarez

Mayra E. Alvarez is president of The Children’s Partnership, a nonprofit advocacy organization working to advance child health equity through policy, research, and community engagement. In 2021, she was named by President Biden to the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force. Ms. Alvarez serves on the Covered California Board of Directors and the California Early Childhood Policy Council, as well as the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). Previously, she served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama-Biden administration, including at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of Minority Health, and the Office of Health Reform. She also served as a Legislative Assistant in the US Senate and US House of Representatives. A native of California, she graduated from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of California at Berkeley.

Posts by Mayra E. Alvarez

MedCity Influencers, Policy

Lawmakers Must Protect California’s Kids and Fund Continuous Coverage Now

In predicting that the Medi-Cal coverage protections during the pandemic would end, advocates successfully pushed for California to adopt a continuous Medi-Cal coverage policy for children ages 0-5 – avoiding annual renewals during this vulnerable time in their childhood development. For this important protection to become a reality as soon as possible, we now need the Governor to fund and greenlight this policy immediately–in his January 2024 Budget proposal.