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Sarah Coombs

Director for Health System Transformation

Sarah Coombs

Sarah Coombs is director for health system transformation at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she manages policy and programmatic work on health access and system transformation, including health equity, health coverage and affordability, and payment and delivery system transformation.

Prior to her work at the National Partnership, Sarah worked in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she contributed to the policy development and implementation of the Affordable Care Act and delivery system transformation initiatives. Before that, Sarah worked at the Office of Management and Budget, where she coordinated the Health Division’s development of the federal health budget and oversight responsibilities of Medicare, Medicaid and Marketplace coverage. Sarah received her master’s in public health from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and her bachelor’s in government and legal studies and French from Bowdoin College.

Sarah is a proud Bostonian and moved to Washington, D.C., in 2012. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and young son.