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Posted: 12:17 PM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-27 12:17:31-05

Steven Lopez is the Director of the Health Policy Project within the Policy and Advocacy component. As director, Mr. Lopez sets the overall strategic goals and priorities for the Health Policy Project in order to maximize impact and influence at the federal and state levels, as well as increase Latinos’ opportunity and ability to achieve optimal health. Lopez oversees a portfolio that includes health coverage and care, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, as well as nutrition and food insecurity, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Recently, Mr. Lopez has contributed to a variety of research projects and publications, including two health polls of Latino voters in 2016 and 2018. Additionally, Steven researched and published pieces with Georgetown colleagues: “Historic Gains in Health Coverage for Hispanic Children in the Affordable Care Act's First Year” (2016) and “Hispanic Children’s Coverage: Steady Progress, but Disparities Remain” (2014). Lopez also has been quoted in various media outlets including The New York Times, Politico, Bloomberg News, AP, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. Steven’s professional experiences before joining UnidosUS range from being a part of the legislative staff of former Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA) to leading health policy and planning efforts focused on obesity prevention in the South Texas border region.