Betsy Rosenfeld, JD

Regional Health Administrator, Region 1 (New England)
US Department of Health and Human Services

Betsy Rosenfeld is the Regional Health Administrator (RHA) for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) for the six New England states. As the chief regional public health official for HHS, she and her team are responsible for a broad portfolio of public health work, including opioid dependence, community health worker (CHW) policy, women’s health, health equity, environmental health and infectious disease. Ms. Rosenfeld serves as the primary liaison for state and local public health officials as they interact with OASH, and her team regularly partners with community based organizations, academic centers and healthcare providers to improve systems of clinical and community care. Ms. Rosenfeld was one of the founding members of the New England Public Health/Managed Care Collaborative and the New England Asthma Regional Council, both of which were models for integrating public health interventions into the mainstream reimbursement system. She has worked in partnership with public and private payers to encourage coverage of upstream preventive interventions as a mechanism for improving quality of care, reducing health care expenditures, improving workplace/school attendance, and strengthening community health outcomes. Ms. Rosenfeld graduated from Harvard College and from Harvard Law School, and has served on numerous non-profit boards and committees.

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