Alyssa Norwood, JD, MPH is Project Manager for Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging, a nonpartisan public policy and research office of the Connecticut General Assembly. Among other initiatives, she spearheads Connecticut for Livable Communities, helping community leaders create places that serve individuals across the lifespan. She also writes policy briefs, fact sheets and provides other information to elected officials on wide-ranging, aging-related issues. Alyssa sits on an expert review panel for the World Health Organization’s development of a guide to core indicators for age-friendly cities. She also serves on a workgroup to inform the Regional Plan Association’s 4th regional plan, as well as on the Steering Committee of an advocacy group working to create an open and affirming aging services environment for LGBT elders and on the Leadership Team of the Connecticut Coalition for Oral Health. She formerly served as the Health Program Associate for Advocacy and Membership Services at the Connecticut Association of Directors of Health. Prior to that, she was an attorney in Robinson and Cole’s tax and tax-exempt organizations practice. She has worked for numerous health advocacy and policy organizations, including the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, the Medical-Legal Partnership Project, and the Center for Medicare Advocacy. She was a 2009 fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation’s Leadership Fellows Program. Alyssa earned her Juris Doctor with honors and her Master of Public Health Degree in Health Law and Policy from the University of Connecticut. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Biology from Harvard University.