Matthew Ralls, MPH, is a program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, he helps rural communities and states develop innovative payment programs and create sustainable community partnerships. Matt supports CHCS’ efforts to provide technical assistance to states, payers, and providers on payment and delivery system reform topics. His projects have included partnering with the University of North Carolina Wilmington to support rural health departments prepare for success in a value-based payment environment. He has also worked to support states through the Value-Based Payment Technical Support for the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program and the project, Helping States Support Families Caring for an Aging America.

Prior to joining CHCS, Matt worked for the Refugee and Immigrant Service Corps as a part of the AmeriCorps program, where he served as a health outreach coordinator.

Matt has a master’s degree in public health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University with a certificate in health policy analysis. He also has a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Marquette University.

While not working at CHCS, Matthew enjoys reading, trying out new recipes, and listening to podcasts about the NBA.