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Jeffrey A. Sachs

New York, NY, USA

CEO & Founder

Sachs Policy Group

Jeffrey A. Sachs

Biography

Currently, Dr. Jeffrey A. Sachs is CEO & Founder of the Sachs Policy Group (SPG) a boutique consulting firm that advises health care leaders on the direction of health care policy in the U.S. SPG's expertise is in information analysis and strategic guidance, providing leaders with unique, personalized strategies to achieve success in a fast-changing health care environment. SPG also provides guidance to the health tech start up community working with over 50 tech enabled health care companies.

Dr. Sachs’s experience as a policy advisor dates back to the gubernatorial administrations of NY Governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo where he served as senior health & human services advisor. He served on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2011 New York State Medicaid Redesign Team contributing to one of the nation’s most innovative and comprehensive Medicaid overhauls. From 2006 to 2011, he advised California state officials on Medicaid enhancement & universal coverage strategies. Dr. Sachs advised on the development of California’s 2010 Medicaid waiver, which disbursed $10 billion over five years to secure the safety net & help implement significant reform in the state and was the intellectual author of the first DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program).

In 2009, Dr. Sachs served on President Obama’s Health Policy Advisory Committee and negotiated a joint letter signed by leading health care trade organizations, expressing their commitment to the Affordable Care Act.

Dr. Sachs is the Founding Secretary of Help USA, a housing and employment non-profit agency. He co-founded the John F. Kennedy Jr. Institute for Worker Education and has served on the Boards of organizations, including Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Patton Veterans Project, and The Creative Coalition.

Jeffrey A. Sachs’ Background

CEO & Founder
1985 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Sachs Policy Group is a boutique consulting firm that advises health care leaders on the direction of health care policy in the U.S. Sachs Policy Group's expertise is in information analysis and strategic guidance, providing leaders with unique, personalized strategies to achieve success in a fast-changing health care environment.

Other Business Interests

Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Founded in 1989, The Creative Coalition is a non-profit advocacy group formed of members of the American entertainment industry. The coalition focuses on educating leaders in the arts community on important public issues, including the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.

Current Non-Executive Positions

Founder and Co-Chairman
2000 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute supports workforce development initiatives in health and human services fields. The Institute collaborates with CUNY SPS and other CUNY colleges, public and private employers, organized labor, professional associations, advocacy groups, community organizations, foundations and government agencies .
Advisory Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Eden Health is a primary care and insurance navigation company for employers, designed to elevate the health and well-being of employees everywhere. Eden helps employees navigate today’s complicated healthcare landscape across insurance, primary care and mental healthcare, so they can make smart, well-informed and cost-conscious decisions.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Member - Medicaid Redesign Team Member
2011 - Present
Albany, NY, USA
The Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) of New York State was launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo with the explicit mission of overhauling the nation’s largest Medicaid program.
Advisor - President Obama’s Health Policy Advisory Committee
2009 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
The Health Policy Advisory Committee was tasked with developing strategies for federal health care reform. It served to build, implement and publicize the ideas and policies that would form the Affordable Care Act.
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Philanthropy

Board Member
Dec 2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.
Founding Secretary
1986 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The mission of HELP USA is to provide housing and the support services needed for the homeless and people in need to become and remain self-reliant. Since opening its first shelter in New York 1986, HELP USA has grown into a national organization that develops and manages permanent supportive housing, operates shelters and runs prevention programs.
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Jeffrey A. Sachs’ Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
1974 - 1978
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
1970 - 1974