“I work for CPCQC because voices of lived experience should drive policy solutions for equitable health outcomes.”
As CPCQC’s policy advocate, Brace serves as a liaison between the Colorado legislature, Governor’s office, and state agencies around maternal and infant health policy issues. She also provides leadership and support to the Maternal Mental Health Collaborative & Framework through the Policy & Finance Work Group.
Brace believes that just opportunities to achieve optimal health are realized when those most impacted by laws and policies are properly represented as stakeholders of such initiatives. She is committed to applying an intersectional lens to perinatal health issues, diversifying participation in decision-making processes, and valuing lived experience at each stage of policy development, implementation, and evaluation.
Brace earned her Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law with a focus on public interest law and policy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Southern Indiana.