Ron Bialek is President and CEO of the Public Health Foundation (PHF). Under his leadership, PHF has focused its efforts on developing and implementing innovative strategies for improving performance of public health agencies and systems. Initiatives include developing performance management and quality improvement tools and training for public health professionals; developing the consensus set of Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals through the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice; creating the Nation’s most comprehensive public health learning management system – TRAIN – linking together 26 states, 3 tribes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Veterans Health Administration, the U.S. Medical Reserve Corps, and other organizations; and developing consumer oriented county health profiles – the Community Health Status Indicators initiative – for all counties in the U.S. Ron served as one of the editors and chapter authors for the new book Solving Population Health Problems Through Collaboration and Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook.
Ron received his B.A. in Political Science and his M.P.P. in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins University.