R. TALLON, JR
United Hospital Fund of New York
Legislator's Perspective on the Role of Health Services
Research in Shaping Uninsured and Medicaid Policy
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Colonial Penn Center Auditorium
R. Tallon, Jr., is president of the United Hospital Fund
of New York. He is recognized nationally for his leadership
in health care policy.
serves as a member of the New York State Board of Regents,
the constitutionally established supervisory body of all
education and education-related activities in New York.
addition, Mr. Tallon is chair of the Kaiser Commission on
Medicaid and the Uninsured, and serves on the boards of
the Alliance for Health Reform, The Commonwealth Fund, and
the Institute on Medicine as a Profession.
1998-99, Mr. Tallon led the planning process to establish
the National Quality Forum. He is a former member of the
board of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations, has held visiting lecturer appointments at
the Columbia University and Harvard University schools of
to joining the Fund in 1993, Mr. Tallon represented Binghamton
and parts of Broome County in the New York State Assembly
for nineteen years, beginning in 1975. He chaired the health
committee from 1979 to 1987 and was Majority Leader from
1987 to 1993. In September, 1999, Empire State Reports named
him as one of 25 leaders whose work resulted in sweeping
improvements in the lives of New Yorkers in the past 25
Tallon received a B.A., cum laude, in political science
from Syracuse University and an M.A. in international relations
from Boston University. He has done additional graduate
work at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
at Syracuse University. In 1995, he was awarded honorary
doctorates of humane letters from the College of Medicine
and School of Graduate Studies of the State University of
New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and from New
York Medical College. In March 2000 he was named an honorary
fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Tallon and his wife, Norma, reside in Binghamton and New
York City. They have three adult sons.