Brian Bowden

Associate Legislative Director – Health

Brian Bowden serves as NACo’s Associate Legislative Director for Health and staffs NACo’s Health Steering Committee, lobbying Congress and the Administration on all health issues impacting counties including Medicaid, behavioral health, public health, jail health and long-term care. In addition, he serves as NACo’s liaison to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) and the National Association of County Health Facilities (NACHFa).

Before joining NACo in 2014, Brian spent four years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most recently based in their Washington Office where he supported the US Surgeon General and senior agency officials on health policy, strategy, analysis and implementation. He previously held positions as a Research Associate at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Clinical Research Assistant at the Myeloma Institute, and Medicaid Case Manager for Easter Seals. He also completed a short-term consultancy in South Sudan for the non-governmental organization Save the Children.

Brian holds a Master's degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University's School of Political Management and a Master's degree in Humanitarian Studies from the University of Liverpool's School of Tropical Medicine (England), where he attended as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar. His Bachelor's is in Sociology and Biology from the University of Central Arkansas. Brian is a native of Faulkner County, Arkansas.

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