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Introducing UHCAN Ohio’s Summer Interns

This summer, UHCAN Ohio is hosting two interns from June through August. In our Columbus office, Meghan O’Brien will be working to gather stories from Ohioans who have received surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers. She will also be reviewing materials that explain how to select and use a health plan to make sure they are written in language that can be understood by everyone, no matter their level of health literacy. Meghan is pursuing a Master’s in Public Health at The Ohio State University. Her interest in health equity and the issue of ensuring equal access to health care is what led her to work with UHCAN Ohio.

At our Cleveland office, Jessica Yaser will be spending the summer as a Certified Application Counselor. She is studying Public Health at Purdue University. Jessica is passionate about ensuring equal access to health care for all. A recent study abroad trip to the Dominican Republic, where health care is legally considered a basic right regardless of ability to pay, sparked her interest in U.S. health policy. This summer, Jessica will be helping people apply for health coverage through Medicaid or the Marketplace, with the goal of reaching more of Cleveland’s Spanish-speaking population.

Internships are a great way for the next generation of health care leaders to gain practical experience while supporting UHCAN Ohio with projects that full-time staff may not have time for. Please join us in welcoming our interns and thanking them for the important work they’ve taken on this summer.