Robert Ferguson, MPH

Chief Policy Officer

Jewish Healthcare Foundation
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Mr. Ferguson is the chief policy officer for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its supporting organizations—the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, Health Careers Futures and the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global. In addition to working on JHF’s policy priorities, he manages the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative, the National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) Policy and Advocacy Coalition, the Regional Autonomous Patient Safety initiative, and the statewide HealthChoices Patient-Centered Medical Home Learning Network. He also co-chairs the PA Health Funders Collaborative. Previously, he managed perinatal bundled payment model initiatives, the Pittsburgh Safer Childbirth City initiative, a statewide Opioid Use Disorders Centers of Excellence Learning Network, the Southwestern PA Contact Tracing Consortium, the PA Community Health Worker Steering Group that led to a CHW certification program, adolescent behavioral health initiatives, and a series of local and national initiatives to integrate behavioral healthcare in primary care settings. Mr. Ferguson also served as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow at CMS’ Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, where he worked on the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative with a focus on integrating physical and behavioral health care. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health sciences at Northeastern University and a master’s in public health at the University of Pittsburgh.