As Program Officer at the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), Amy Shefrin works with program staff, grantees, and key stakeholders to develop new ideas and practical solutions to policy questions. She manages projects related to NYSHealth’s work on empowering health care consumers to better advance the needs of patients and consumers in the health care system. With project partners, she is developing efforts to expand information transparency, increase patient choice and control, address systemic consumer gaps, and elevate the patient voice in health care policy and practice.


She has worked on a wide range of projects, including efforts to innovate new models and payment arrangements, maximize enrollment in coverage, address the needs of undocumented immigrants, inform implementation of health reforms in New York State, expand safety-net providers, leverage federal options for high-need populations, and pursue emerging opportunities.


Ms. Shefrin brings to NYSHealth a background in nonprofit capacity building, coverage expansion initiatives, and research and analysis designed to directly inform policy. Prior to joining NYSHealth, she served as a senior analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, conducting health policy studies for Congress. Previously she worked for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Health Insurance Access to expand access to coverage in the public and private health insurance markets. Ms. Shefrin has also worked for the Joint Economic Committee at the U.S. Congress, the New York City Office of Management and Budget, and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice.


Ms. Shefrin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.


Recent Posts by Amy Shefrin

The Burgeoning “Yelpification” Of Health Care: Foundations Help Consumers Hold A Scale And A Mirror To The Health Care System

Current information about health care quality is disconnected from what consumers want. Philanthropy has a role to play in bridging the disconnect.

May 25, 2017GrantWatch, Hospitals, Quality

Connecting Immigrants To Health Care Coverage

In New York City alone, about 345,000 undocumented immigrants were uninsured in 2013. A foundation has been trying to help immigrants—documented and undocumented—in that city to learn about health care coverage that may be available to them.