The importance of COVID-19 testing is clear, especially as new cases climb dramatically, reversing earlier successes at controlling the spread of the disease. Lack of a coordinated, federally-led testing initiative and protocols has prompted questions about how often testing should occur, whether both symptomatic and asymptomatic should be tested, and who should pay for it, and in what circumstance. As states […]
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About Allie Atkeson
Allie Atkeson joined NASHP’s Population Health Team in June 2020 as a policy associate, where she works with states on policies and payment models to address social determinants of health. Prior to joining NASHP, Allie worked to advance public health policy in Virginia with Virginia Consumer Voices, the American Heart Association, and B2L Consulting. She has worked on projects with the Vermont Department of Health, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and also completed a year of AmeriCorps service in Washington, DC with the Latin American Youth Center. Atkeson has a BA in sociology from the University of Mary Washington and an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Health Resources and Services Administration trainee in the Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence. She is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and recipient of the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship.