Karen VanLandeghem, MPH

KAdjunct Professor
Senior Program Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
Email: kvanland@uic.edu

Karen VanLandeghem has twenty-five years experience in health and human service policy, program development, and government relations with expertise in child and family service delivery systems, maternal and child health, behavioral health, public insurance coverage, early childhood development, and adolescent health. She has spent the majority of her career working at the national and state levels for health policy organizations and state government, including as the assistant executive director of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). Ms. VanLandeghem is currently a Senior Program Director at the National Academy for State Health Policy where she leads the organization’s portfolio of work on behavioral health as well as work on children with special health care needs. In addition teaching a course in Maternal and Child Health Systems at the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health at the UIC, she is also on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and the Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center, and is on the Board of Health for the Village of Arlington Heights.

Selected Publications:

Brach, C., Lewit, E. M., VanLandeghem, K., Bronstein, J., Dick, A. W., Kimminau, K. S., … & Szilagyi, P. G. (2003). Who’s enrolled in the state children’s health insurance program (SCHIP)? An overview of findings from the child health insurance research initiative (CHIRI). Pediatrics, 112(Supplement E1), e499-e507.

VanLandeghem, K. & Brach, C. What has been Learned About Expanding Children’s Health Insurance? Highlights from CHIRI. CHIRI Issue Brief No. 10. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2009.

VanLandeghem, K., & Schor, E. L. (2012). New opportunities for integrating and improving health care for women, children, and their families. Issue Brief.

National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). March 2014.