Alissa Beers, MA, is the director for population health at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she leads a portfolio of projects focused on strengthening partnerships across sectors to advance policies and programs that promote population health, center equity, and improve health outcomes. Alissa oversees efforts to identify, support, and share solutions that effectively align health care, public health, and social services to facilitate integration of knowledge across factors that influence health outcomes in a person-centered manner.
Prior to joining CHCS, Alissa served as assistant vice president of quality and patient safety, regulatory and professional affairs at Greater New York Hospital Association. She led the implementation of large-scale multi-hospital quality improvement initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and prevent avoidable hospital readmissions. She was also responsible for the day-to-day management of the New York State Partnership for Patients — part of a national Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiative to improve the quality and safety of health care provided in hospitals.
Previously, Alissa held various positions at nonprofit organizations working on health and social issues, including facilitating learning opportunities within the entertainment industry for accurate depiction of health and social issues in the media. She completed a health communication fellowship at the National Cancer Institute within the Department of Health & Human Services’ National Institutes of Health. Alissa holds a master’s degree in health communication from George Mason University. She received a bachelor’s degree in communication from The College of New Jersey.
Alissa enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys. She is dedicated to coffee, pizza, and peanut butter (not together), high intensity interval training, and kitchen dance parties that sometimes scare the cat. She also loves outdoor activities like hiking and snowboarding; visiting wineries; and traveling!