Kendra Neumann

Policy Analyst

I do this work because

Health and access to health care are basic human rights. And good health is deeply interwoven with so many other important issues in our lives, including around housing, food security, and even our relationships with each other. I care about making sure that all Coloradans are empowered to make the best health decisions for themselves in order to live their best lives.

Favorite Place in Colorado

Maroon Bells

Favorite Quote

"Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." — John Lewis

Kendra Neumann convenes and engages stakeholders, conducts community health needs assessments, and provides qualitative and quantitative analysis and support. She also tracks health policy as a member of CHI's legislative team.

As a research assistant at Denver Health, Kendra recruited participants to an opioid use disorder treatment study and administered surveys to study participants. She also coordinated care for patients who tested positive for Hepatitis C. She had previously interned at the Harm Reduction Action Center where she helped participants with direct service needs, including needle disposal and exchange. 

Kendra also interned in public affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, where she tracked Colorado legislation and researched laws and policies on topics such as Medicaid coverage of contraception, HPV vaccine access for minors, and abortion access for justice-involved individuals. And, she interned with the Office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette, for whom she researched briefs on health-related topics such as women's health access, drug pricing, and social determinants of health.

Kendra earned a bachelor of arts in human rights from Columbia University, concentrating in Russian language and culture and specializing in public health. She was active in Columbia GlobeMed, managing an advocacy team that spearheaded a letter writing campaign to U.S. senators about research on gun violence and organizing a panel discussion on health and the environment. She was also a peer advocate and New York State-certified rape counselor for the Columbia University Sexual Violence Response group.

Outside of work, Kendra enjoys drinking tea, traveling, calligraphy, and reading. She is also interested in local politics and Central Asian history.

Sample Projects:

Skills: qualitative research and analysis; policy analysis; writing and editing.

Focus Areas:

  • Health Policy
  • Substance Use
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

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