Carly Hood-Ronick, MPA, MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer at Project Access NOW. Prior to providing strategic leadership at PANOW, Carly was a Director at the Oregon Primary Care Association where she oversaw health equity and Medicaid strategy efforts with community health centers around the state, strategically identifying ways to align payment and delivery system reform.
Carly has worked with communities in multiple states and countries to develop upstream programs and has published work on best practices in financing social care efforts. With over fifteen years of experience in domestic and international work, she is called upon as a leader in systems-level equity efforts, including past Co-Chair of the Oregon Health Policy Board’s Health Equity Committee, supporting Medicaid metric and measurement development, and advising on community and social health data sharing efforts as Chair of the Health Information Technology’s Community Information Exchange (CIE) workgroup. Carly is deeply committed to health equity and comes at it from a lens that access to healthcare is a fundamental right.
She received her Master of Public Affairs in Social Policy from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs and her Master of Public Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.