Jacob Victory
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

Jacob Victory is currently the Vice President of Medical Operations and Program Development for CenterLight Healthcare, the $850 million subsidiary of CenterLight Health System that is comprised of four managed long term care health plans focused on the medically complex Medicare, Medicaid and Dually Eligible populations. Jacob reports to the Chief Medical Officer and is responsible for the operations and strategic planning of clinical programs that include behavioral health, palliative care, transitional care, social work services, innovative care models including the integration of nurse practitioners into outpatient primary care settings/diagnostic and treatment settings, pastoral care and volunteers services, clinical assessment units, along with leading corporate clinical initiatives related to revenue maximization.

Prior to joining CenterLight Healthcare, Jacob held multiple roles at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the nation’s largest not-for-profit home health care organization. He was most currently the Vice President of Performance Management Projects, focusing on projects related to implementing health care reform initiatives focused on new care delivery models and on organization-wide initiatives tasked with enhancing operational efficiencies to improve quality, processes and cost-structures. Jacob also served as the Vice President of VNSNY Children and Family Services, the umbrella for the eight maternal and pediatric programs within VNSNY that annually served 10,000 medically and socio-economically compromised children and families. Jacob has also served as the Director of Operational Performance Management, Director of Operations for Rehabilitation Services and Project Manager to the President and CEO, all while at VNSNY. Prior to joining VNSNY, Jacob held various positions within the strategic planning departments at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Cabrini Medical Center and completed his management residencies at the Weill-Cornell Physician Organization and Clara Maass Medical Center.

Jacob has recently had three health management case studies published in a graduate school textbook: Health Management Services: Cases, Readings and Commentary. In 2009, Jacob completed a year-long leadership fellowship at the Coro Leadership Center, focusing on public policy and, in particular, New York City’s public school system’s initiative on education reform.  Jacob is currently a Trustee of the Helene Fuld College of Nursing, an Advisory Board member of the a.i.r. harlem, and the former Chairman of the Board of Danza Espana/American Spanish Dance Theater.  An abstract painter, Jacob has had two SoHo art exhibitions.  Jacob holds a BA in English Literature, with honors, from Rutgers University and an MPA in Health Policy and Management from the NYU-Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor.   

Semester Course
Fall 2014 HPAM-GP.1830.003 Introduction to Health Policy and Management

Required for M.P.A. (health) students.

This introductory course in the Health Policy and Management program explores core topics in the study of health and health care delivery in the United States. We will discuss the distribution of health and disease in society, the organization of the U.S. health care system
and roles and behaviors of its key actors, the historical context for developments in public health and medicine, the quality and accessibility of health care services, and current events in health care reform. We will examine major themes in health care policy and
practice using an interdisciplinary approach that employs sociological, political, economic and ethical perspectives on health and disease, characteristics of health care in the U.S., and the complexity of achieving high quality and affordability given the varied (and sometimes conflicting) motivations of policy-makers, payers, providers and patients. Students will also consider the U.S. health care system in an international context to provide a comparative lens on its nature and performance versus those of other industrialized nations. The objective of this course is to build understanding of fundamental ideas and problems in the areas of health and medical care and thereby to provide a strong foundation for future studies and careers in the health care field.


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Spring 2014 HPAM-GP.1830.002 Introduction to Health Policy and Management

Required for M.P.A. (health) students.

This introductory course in the Health Policy and Management program explores core topics in the study of health and health care delivery in the United States. We will discuss the distribution of health and disease in society, the organization of the U.S. health care system
and roles and behaviors of its key actors, the historical context for developments in public health and medicine, the quality and accessibility of health care services, and current events in health care reform. We will examine major themes in health care policy and
practice using an interdisciplinary approach that employs sociological, political, economic and ethical perspectives on health and disease, characteristics of health care in the U.S., and the complexity of achieving high quality and affordability given the varied (and sometimes conflicting) motivations of policy-makers, payers, providers and patients. Students will also consider the U.S. health care system in an international context to provide a comparative lens on its nature and performance versus those of other industrialized nations. The objective of this course is to build understanding of fundamental ideas and problems in the areas of health and medical care and thereby to provide a strong foundation for future studies and careers in the health care field.


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