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Hope A. Plavin has over 34 years of experience with health system planning, design, and implementation.
At the New York State Department of Health, Hope was responsible for a wide array of initiatives and responsibilities including development of a proposal to provide universal healthcare for all New Yorkers (UNY*Care). She also spent more than a decade with the AIDS Institute – working on issues ranging from quality oversight, to harm reduction initiatives and development of HIV Special Needs Plans. She also created and managed implementation of a governor’s initiative to create a multi-sector response to community health that engaged a diverse set of constituencies including public safety, education, public health and mental health, code enforcement and education to bring a cohesive and integrated set of interventions and services to communities and individuals most at risk of adverse outcomes.
While with the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, Hope drafted regulations guiding implementation of New York’s All Payer Claims Database and Statewide Health Information Network of New York. As New York’s State Innovation Model (SIM) director she was responsible for the state’s $100 million grant intended to transform the health delivery system to promote, support and incent primary care as the crux of health promotion and care, wellness and management of chronic conditions.
Hope received a Master of Public Administration from Rockefeller College, State University of New York at Albany, and a Master of Science in health care delivery science from Dartmouth College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Hope has also completed professional education courses at the Kennedy School, Harvard University.
When not at work, Hope can be found playing with her dogs, running with the Saratoga Stryders or finding the next best restaurant in town.