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.