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John Auerbach is senior vice president, federal health, at ICF, a strategic consulting firm. Over the course of a 30-year career he has held senior public health positions at the federal, state, and local levels and in non profits. He served as the director of intergovernmental and strategic affairs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as president and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). As associate director at the CDC, he oversaw policy and the agency’s collaborative efforts with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, commercial payers, and large health systems. During his six years as the commissioner of public health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he developed innovative programs to promote health equity, combat chronic and infectious disease, and support the successful implementation of the state’s health care reform initiative. As Boston’s health commissioner for nine years, he directed homeless, substance abuse, and emergency medical services for the city as well as a wide range of public health divisions.
Mr. Auerbach was previously a professor of practice in health sciences and director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University; program director of one of the country’s first community health centers; and an administrator in a clinical training program at a tertiary care safety-net hospital. July 2023.
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