Former health and policy reporter joins Foundation’s communication’s team
HARTFORD, Conn. (April 17, 2017) – Today, the Connecticut Health Foundation announced that Arielle Levin Becker will be joining the Foundation as the Director of Communications. In this position, Arielle will be responsible for the Foundation’s media relations and strategic communications.
“Arielle Levin Becker will be a phenomenal addition to our team,” said Connecticut Health Foundation CEO Patricia Baker. “As a veteran health policy expert and a staple in Connecticut media, she will fit in nicely with our staff, bringing years of experience in journalism and policy analysis.”
Arielle is a seasoned health care reporter and policy expert. She joins the Connecticut Health Foundation team from The Connecticut Mirror, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to politics and public policy, where she spent six years writing about complex policy and health care topics. In this position, Arielle focused on federal and state legislative and regulatory changes impacting the health care system. She also developed comprehensive consumer guides to health insurance.
Before her tenure at The Connecticut Mirror, Arielle served as The Hartford Courant’s chief education reporter and then as its health reporter. In this position, she covered topics ranging from local hospitals to access to care, as well as federal and state policy issues including the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. Arielle is a graduate of Yale University. Having spent years dissecting health care policy, including ongoing coverage of the Affordable Care Act, Arielle is skilled at translating complex policy issues into understandable information accessible to the average person.
“I look forward to using the expertise I developed as a reporter to continue the mission of the Foundation,” said Ms. Levin Becker. “The Foundation’s mission of achieving health equity is critically important, and I hope my work can help to directly benefit the public and ultimately advance the health of Connecticut residents.”
Arielle will be starting the new position at the Connecticut Health Foundation on Monday, April 17, 2017.
About the Connecticut Health Foundation
The Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) is the state’s largest independent health philanthropy dedicated to improving lives by changing health systems. Since it was established in 1999, the foundation has supported innovative grantmaking, public policy research technical assistance and convening to achieve its mission – to improve the health of the people of Connecticut. Over the past 17 years, CT Health has awarded grants totaling more than $59 million in 45 cities and towns throughout the state.
In 2013, CT Health announced a five-year strategic plan that made expanding health equity the foundation’s central focus. For CT Health, health equity means helping more people gain access to better care, especially people of color and underserved populations. Better care includes physical, mental, and oral health. For more information about the foundation, please visit www.cthealth.org or 860.724.1580.