Tricia Brooks is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Children and Families (CCF) and an Associate Research Professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. She works on policy and implementation issues affecting coverage for children and families in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the health insurance marketplaces. Brooks is a co-author of an annual 50-state study on Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment policies conducted by Georgetown University CCF and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. She frequently speaks, publishes issue briefs and writes blog posts on child and family health coverage.
Prior to joining Georgetown University, Brooks served for fifteen years as the CHIP director in New Hampshire. As the founding CEO of NH Healthy Kids Corporation, a legislatively-created nonprofit organization, she oversaw the development of a children’s health insurance program that began covering kids in 1995. In 1998, the organization began administering New Hampshire’s CHIP program as a public-private partnership and coordinated all outreach and community-based application assistance activities for both Medicaid and CHIP.
Brooks has served as a technical expert for a number of national initiatives including: Maximizing Enrollment, a state learning collaborative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the CMS Express Lane Eligibility Technical Advisory Group; and the Consumer Experience Survey Technical Expert Panel; and as a National Advisory Board member for the Ford Foundation’s Work Support Strategies, a program aimed at implementing more effective, streamlined, and integrated approaches to delivering key supports for low-income working families, including health coverage. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University.