Associate Director, Clinical Innovation
Bio: Eva is the Associate Director of Clinical Innovation at the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), where she is responsible for ACHP’s quality, social needs and health equity, and research portfolios. In this capacity she has laid a foundation for leading health plan social needs interventions at the individual, community and policy level, developing partnerships between ACHP and key stakeholders in this critical area of work. Eva is passionate about promoting better health for all people, and to making people and their communities the central focus as healthcare re-orients toward greater value and affordability. Early experiences with social determinants of health as a hospital social worker were formative in Ms. Powell’s passion for community-based strategies. After leading hospital quality improvement programming for the Medicare QIO Program in North Carolina, she relocated to the nation’s capital to lead policy and advocacy strategy for consumer-focused health IT at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Following passage of the ACA, she joined Evolent Health, where she led development and implementation of comprehensive strategies to support clients’ value based contracting and performance goals.