Task Group Goals and Initiatives

The Policy Task Group develops and supports policy efforts that favor paying for the patient navigation model.

Task Group Chairs

Katie Garfield, JD

Harvard Law School

Katie Garfield is a Clinical Instructor at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School. Ms. Garfield joined the Center in 2014 and currently focuses her work on the Center’s Whole Person Care portfolio. In her work on these initiatives, she collaborates with community-based organizations, state agencies, health care providers, and state and national coalitions to address legal and policy barriers that limit the ability of U.S. health care providers and payers to effectively address patient health-related social needs. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Garfield was an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. Ms. Garfield has a BA from Yale University, a JD from Harvard Law School, and is a licensed member of the Massachusetts Bar.

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Elizabeth Franklin, Ph.D., MSW

Head, US Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy, Oncology Sanofi

Elizabeth Franklin, PhD, MSW, is an advocate for people impacted by cancer and is passionate about ensuring that patient voices are the north star in health care decision and policy making. Elizabeth has spent two decades as an oncology advocacy leader and has significant expertise in professional social work, research, and public policy. She currently serves as Head, U.S. Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy, Oncology with Sanofi. Elizabeth previously held positions as President of the Cancer Support Community (CSC), as well as the George Washington University Cancer Institute, Prevent Cancer Foundation, and National Association of Social Workers. She earned a doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky.

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