David Adler, MPA, is a program officer working to increase the number of Americans with health insurance and improve the value the nation gets for its investments in health and health care. Adler oversees programs in several areas: educating individuals about coverage options made possible by the Affordable Care Act, helping states learn from each other in the arena of health policy, and making sure that consumers are represented in conversations about cost, quality, and value in health care.
Adler joined the Foundation in 2008 and brought extensive experience working with community-based agencies and individuals to help advance public health initiatives. He started his work at the Foundation with the Childhood Obesity Team as a communications associate and joined the Coverage team in 2010, initially as a communications officer and later as a program officer.
Before coming to the Foundation, Adler directed communications for The Food Trust in Philadelphia, where he helped to produce compelling research reports that promoted increased access to healthy food in all communities. Adler’s early career included teaching in adult literacy at Philadelphia’s Lutheran Settlement House and working in a pre-kindergarten program in Bilbao, Spain. He also served as a program coordinator of an initiative that allowed health care workers to advance in nursing careers as part of a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Adler received a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, a master of studies in Hebrew and Jewish Studies from the University of Oxford and a master of public administration from the University of Pennsylvania.