The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) is a nonpartisan, independent health policy center dedicated to improving the health of Arkansans. It is jointly supported by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Arkansas Department of Hea
Helen S. Reid, MPHDirector, Population Health PolicyArkansas Center for Health ImprovementAs Director of Population Health Policy at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI), Ms. Reid leads the Center's efforts to improve health and mitigate the effects of chronic disease among all Arkansans.
ACHI's recent work in population health policy includes a focus on reducing childhood obesity, tobacco prevention and cessation, vehicular safety, and expanding access to health care.
The Director of Population Health Policy works in close partnership with community stakeholders, state agencies, and other strategic leaders to educate policymakers and create environments that promote health across Arkansas.
Ms. Reid brings 16 years of experience in public policy and health care operations to her role at ACHI.She began her career as a Senior Legislative Aide to a Member of Congress in Washington, D.C., focusing on health care, education and the elderly.She was recruited to serve as the Vice President of Public Policy for a women's health non-profit.
Reid worked as the Vice President of Operations for a non-profit in Northern New England, operating a network of 21 health centers across three states and managing a $5 million dollar federal and state grant portfolio.
Currently, her work is focused on strategies to improve population health via patient-centered medical homes and the continuation of efforts to reduce obesity and tobacco use.
Ms. Reid is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and holds a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.