Albert Ayson, Jr.
Associate Director, Training and Technical Assistance
Albert is AAPCHO’s Associate Director of Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) and manages national T/TA services that strengthen the capacity of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and, in particular AA- and NHPI-serving health centers and their community-based organization partners. As a key member of the health center engagement and dissemination team, Albert is jointly responsible for program development, implementation, and evaluation related to AAPCHO’s T/TA activities under HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care as well as the Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) national project. By merging his interests in systems thinking and design thinking, Albert is invested in the innovation and integration of AAPCHO’s in-person and virtual training experience.
Albert was a former AAPCHO Senior Program Manager, Program Assistant, and Research Intern. Prior to rejoining AAPCHO in 2018, Albert worked for the Health Center Controlled Network at the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), the oldest statewide Primary Care Association in the U.S. As a CHCANYS Clinical Quality Improvement Project Manager, Albert provided virtual and in-person practice facilitation support to health centers around quality improvement, patient-centered medical home, and other aspects of practice transformation.
In total, Albert has 8+ years of experience with the FQHC program at the national, state, and local levels. Albert’s professional journey started in 2010 with a public policy and research internship at the National Association of Community Health Centers in Washington, D.C. His knowledge of and experience with FQHCs increased after serving in LifeLong Medical Care’s AmeriCorps—Community HealthCorps program from 2011-2012. By serving at a school-based health center in East Oakland, Albert worked closely with middle school students, teachers, and administrators to address the social determinants of health in and around the campus community.
Albert holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Health and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.