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Mara Youdelman

Managing Attorney, National Health Law Program

Mara Youdelman is Managing Attorney of the National Health Law Program’s Washington D.C. office. Mara has worked at the National Health Law Program since 2000 on issues that include Medicaid & CHIP, the Affordable Care Act, language access, and civil rights. Mara coordinates the National Health Law Program’s federal regulatory and administrative work.

Mara also leads the National Health Law Program’s work on language access. Recognized as a national expert on language access in health care settings, Mara has written a number of reports and participated on expert advisory panels on the subject. Mara also served as a Founding Commissioner for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters ( She was named a 2011 Language Access Champion by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) and a 2010 Health Reform Champion by SHIRE (the Summit Health Institute for Research and Education).

Mara Youdelman
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