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Sarah Crow

Associate Director, Children & Families Program


Sarah Crow

Sarah Crow is the Associate Director of the Children and Families program, where she oversees the California policy team focused on early childhood education and health issues, as well as work-family policy. Prior to joining Next Generation, Sarah worked as a senior analyst at the San Francisco Human Services Agency and advised on issues including subsidized employment, child care, food assistance, and access to Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. From that position, she led the implementation of the Affordable Care Act for the City’s Medi-Cal enrollment agency. In previous experience, Sarah worked as a researcher and consultant to state and federal public agencies, as well as foundations and non-profits, on a range of issues including children’s health insurance programs, welfare policy, health access, and school-based health centers.

Sarah holds a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Oberlin College and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. She sits on the Board of Directors of Help A Mother Out, a local non-profit that delivers diapers to low-income Bay Area families. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and two fabulous kids. 

Posts by Sarah Crow

Children & Families

Getting Kindergarten Ready by Getting Educators Together

Last week, educators sat together at Santa Cruz county’s fifth annual “Together for Kindergarten” meeting, including family child care providers, center-based providers, as well as kindergarten teachers and administrators, to improve the transition between preschool and kindergarten for children and families.

Children & Families

Recommendations to Promote Horizontal Integration in California

Report Next Generation and East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) developed a set of concrete recommendations for the Legislative Analyst’s Office highlighting ways the State Legislature can leverage the state’s health insurance marketplace, Covered California, to link health insurance applicants with other benefits for which they may be eligible.

Children & Families

The Farm Bill passed. What else can we do?

The Farm Bill was passed two weeks ago, which is as miraculous as the rain that is falling in Northern California. While it does not include any of the devastating cuts to SNAP eligibility that were proposed during negotiations over the past two years, it is also no reason to celebrate.

Children & Families

ACA Blog: The Obamacare Roll-Out in California

The first numbers out of the gate were big: California’s marketplace, Covered California, got over 1.5 million hits in the first two weeks of implementation, more than any other state marketplace except New York. But there's more to the story.

Children & Families

Less Than One Month Out - Can We Do It?

As the ACA unfolds, we will be watching, and writing about what this transition will mean for the millions of people in California who need health insurance and will soon be able to get it.