Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, JD

Vice President for Health Justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families

Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, JD

Vice President for Health Justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families

Biography

Sinsi Hernández-Cancio has served as Vice President for Health Justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families since March 2020. She previously served as the founding director of Families USA’s Center on Health Equity Action for System Transformation, where she led efforts to reduce disparities in healthcare outcomes and advance health equity.

She worked on building a thriving and vocal health-equity movement to protect the gains of the Affordable Care Act and leverage health care and delivery system transformation to reduce disparities.

She served on the Addressing Disparities Advisory Panel for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Strategies Advisory Committee.

Her advocacy career began as a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the Women’s Rights Project of Human Rights Watch. Later, she advised and represented two Puerto Rico governors on federal health and human services policies in Washington, D.C. She was a senior health policy analyst for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and National Campaign Coordinator for SEIU’s Healthcare Equality Project. Bilingual and bicultural, she speaks across the country on healthcare, and has extensive experience in both English and Spanish media including Politico, Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Radio Bilingüe. She is also a participant of the Allies Reaching for Community Health Equity Public Voices Fellowship with The OpEd Project.

She currently serves on the board of directors of the PCC.

Ms. Hernández-Cancio earned an A.B. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Hays Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Fellow.

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