Co-Director of MCD Public Health

Elizabeth Foley has over 30 years of health care and public health experience in both domestic and international organizations. She currently serves as Co-Director of Medical Care Development's Public Health Division. She is responsible for the implementation, management and growth of MCD Public Health’s portfolio of programs and professional staff. As a visionary leader, Ms. Foley fosters relationships with new and potential funders, develops new innovative initiatives and facilitates collaboration with organizations on a local, regional, national and global level.

She joined Medical Care Development in 2004, at that time supporting efforts to bridge relationships with public health and health care to achieve The Triple Aim: Care, Health, and Cost. She has served as an advisor for MCD Public Health to national and state health improvement efforts including the Maine CDC’s Chronic Disease Programs, National Health Disparities Collaborative, Federally Qualified Health Center Network, the Maine Practice Improvement Network, Institute for HealthCare Improvement, Robert Wood Johnson Aligning Forces for Quality Medical Home Work Group and the Agency on Health Research and Quality Expert Panel on Practice Facilitation.

As lead content expert and curriculum designer, Ms. Foley and her team develop and deliver in-person and virtual training and technical assistance for the prevention and control of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and cancer. These programs are utilized in English and Spanish by thousands of public health professionals, health care providers and community health workers throughout the United States.

Ms. Foley holds an MBA with concentration in Healthcare Administration, was previously the Administrator of Cardiology at a Tufts Medical Center, and prior to that worked in global public health as the Director of Infectious Disease and Social Change Program at Harvard Medical School and Operations Manager for the global NGO Partners In Health.


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