APIAHF
Senior Policy Analyst

Ben is the Senior Policy Analyst in APIAHF’s Policy and Network Innovations team.
In this role, he develops policy positions, leads advocacy projects and provides strategic advice around issues that include health access, public health, and data equity. Ben works with policymakers and organizational partners to ensure the voices of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities are heard in federal healthcare debates.

Before coming to the Health Forum, Ben worked at Families USA and Bread for the World, where he honed his skills lobbying for improved health care and anti-hunger programs. Ben has a Master’s of Public Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from American University. He enjoys local civic engagement and cooking, and once baked a loaf of bread a week for a year before realizing he was eating too many carbs.

“I believe our country can and do more to serve the needs of communities that historically have had too little say in how health policy is developed. At the Health Forum, it’s rewarding to work alongside inspiring leaders in addressing these disparities”

 

    EXPERTISE

 

  • Policy Analysis
  • Health Policy Research
  • Government Affairs
  • Writing for Advocacy

 

  PROJECTS

 

  • Fighting to protect access to health insurance
  • Working to ensure funding for community level prevention of racial health disparities continues
  • Convening a diverse coalition to reintroduce a comprehensive health disparities bill in Congress