National Partnership for Women & Families

Jennifer Sweeney

Director, Consumer Engagement and Community Outreach

Jennifer Sweeney, Director, Consumer Engagement and Community Outreach

Jennifer Sweeney is the Director of Consumer Engagement and Community Outreach at the National Partnership for Women & Families. In her role, Jennifer works with foundations, federal government leaders, health care providers, community-based organizations, consumers and others to develop and implement strategies for improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and patient- and family-centeredness of the health care delivery system. She has extensive experience with multi-stakeholder engagement and deliberative processes, and a deep knowledge of delivery system models and quality improvement strategies aimed at achieving a more patient-centered, high quality health care system.

Jennifer sits on the Center for Medical Technology’s Patient and Consumer Advisory Committee and the Joint Commission’s Patient and Family Advisory Board. She is also a frequent speaker on health care issues, with a particular focus on consumer stakeholder engagement strategies.

Prior to joining the National Partnership for Women and Families, Jennifer was the Director of Public Policy at Business and Professional Women/USA (BPW/USA). As the organization’s top policy advisor, Jennifer worked to advance BPW/USA’s agenda on Capitol Hill, throughout the executive branch, and in coalition with partners from the business, women’s, and civil rights communities.

Before joining Business and Professional Women/USA, Jennifer was a Senior State Lobbyist with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and a Senior Research Consultant with the Corporate Executive Board, where she conducted literature reviews and produced “best-practice” benchmarking reports on gender and diversity issues for Fortune 500 companies.

She holds a bachelor's degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY and a master's degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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