Colleen McCauley, RN, BSN, MPH
Health Policy Director
Public Citizens for Children and Youth
Colleen McCauley is the Health Policy Director at Public Citizens for Children and Youth or PCCY - the Greater Philadelphia region’s leading child advocacy organization that influences elected officials by combining useful research, practical solution-oriented policy recommendations with the mobilization of citizens who advance the organization’s work on behalf of children.
Colleen’s research leads the conversation in southeastern Pennsylvania on children’s access to health care and health insurance issues. She convened the coalition that wrote and successfully advocated for the passage of Philadelphia’s lead law that helps protect children in rental properties from being poisoned. Colleen’s work also focuses on researching and advocating for improved access to health care, particularly among uninsured, undocumented families. Colleen is also engaged in improving children’s behavioral health and increasing access to oral health and vision care services.
Colleen is a nurse and prior to joining PCCY in 2001, she was the Assistant Director of the Abbottsford Community Health Center in Philadelphia. Colleen also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Temple University.