Khadija Gurnah

Policy and Advocacy Director

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Khadija Gurnah is the Policy and Advocacy Director for HC One. She brings 15-years of experience in policy advocacy and organizing with a wide range of partners, including with the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Department of Health and Human Services on outreach on the Affordable Care Act.

Her successful national outreach campaign to bolster enrollment in the Affordable Care Act in Muslim communities led to her recognition as a White House “Champion of Change” by the Obama administration.

In her prior role, at MomsRising, Khadija focused on immigration advocacy through public education outreach and coordinated engagement with legislators on policies that supported women and families. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Public Health and received the EMAC Special Award in Health Disparities from the Yale School of Public Health for her work on social policy advances to improve the health and safety of immigrant children and families.

“As a public health practitioner, I can think of nothing more important than being part of a team that is on the frontlines of working for birth equity and maternal and child health.”