Director of Policy Strategy
Children's HealthWatch

Allison Bovell-Ammon is Director of Policy Strategy for Children’s HealthWatch. In her role, Allison leads the federal policy work of Children’s HealthWatch and co-leads with Dr. Sandel Housing Prescriptions as Health Care, an innovative project connecting high-health care utilizing families experiencing housing instability with services tailored to improve housing stability and health. Allison also works on multiple other housing and health partnerships currently being piloted at Boston Medical Center.

Previously, Allison was the Boston-Site Coordinator for Children’s HealthWatch where she supervised data collection in the Boston Medical Center Emergency Department before transitioning to the Headquarters team as the Research, Policy and Communications Coordinator. In that role, she coordinated the Healthy Families EITC Coalition and was the primary liaison for Witnesses to Hunger.

Before joining Children’s HealthWatch, Allison worked on a longitudinal study exploring the effects of in-utero substance exposure on the development of children and has previously worked and volunteered with several direct-service non-profit organizations.

Allison received her BA magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College and Master of Divinity summa cum laude from Boston University School of Theology.

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