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Expertise: Women’s issues, health care, reproductive health and rights

Jamille Fields Allsbrook is the director of women’s health and rights with the Women’s Initiative at American Progress, where she oversees policy development and strategic planning related to advancing and defending women’s health and rights.

Prior to joining American Progress, Fields Allsbrook was a senior policy analyst at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she worked to improve reproductive health care access for low-income people, women, and young people across the country. Specifically, her portfolio focused on health care reform, including Affordable Care Act implementation and defense, private insurance, refusal clauses, and patient confidentiality, among other issues.

Additionally, Fields Allsbrook previously held a clinical fellowship at the Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, a teaching law clinic, where she supervised students while maintaining a portfolio focused on health care access and social determinants of health for people living with chronic illnesses, such as HIV. She is also a recipient of the If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellowship. Through that fellowship, she worked at the National Health Law Program to increase health care access for low-income populations and improve public and private coverage of reproductive health care.

Fields Allsbrook has a law degree, with a certificate in health law studies, and a Master of Public Health from St. Louis University. She also has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Currently, Fields Allsbrook teaches a course on health care reform at the University of Maryland School of Law.

By Jamille Fields Allsbrook
To Build Back Better, improving Black women’s Health is a mustThe HillSeptember 22, 2021
Congress Must Invest in Maternal Health by Passing the MomnibusCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2021
States’ Essential Health Benefits Coverage Could Advance Maternal Health EquityCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2021
Building on the ACA: Administrative Actions to Improve Maternal HealthCenter for American ProgressMarch 25, 2021
A Proactive Abortion AgendaCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2021
Sexual Violence and the Disability CommunityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2021
Sexual Violence and the Disability Community Discussion GuideCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2021
Repealing the ACA During the Coronavirus Pandemic Would Be Devastating for Women’s Health and Economic SecurityCenter for American ProgressOctober 14, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccines And Therapies Must Work For Black MothersEssenceAugust 21, 2020
Reproductive Rights at the Supreme CourtCenter for American ProgressJuly 29, 2020
Medicare Extra: A Tool To Improve Reproductive Health Care AccessCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2020
Toward Equitable Treatments for Women’s Health During Coronavirus and BeyondCenter for American ProgressJuly 15, 2020
The Coronavirus Crisis Confirms That the U.S. Health Care System Fails WomenCenter for American ProgressApril 23, 2020
June Medical Services v. RussoCenter for American ProgressFebruary 6, 2020
5 Ways the Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Could Harm Women’s Health and Economic SecurityCenter for American ProgressJanuary 14, 2020
These Five Provisions Are Necessary in Any Legislation Aimed at Saving Mothers’ LivesRewire.NewsNovember 14, 2019
Moving BackwardCenter for American ProgressNovember 4, 2019