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Carlyle Begay, MHSM
Vice President of Business Development
Navajo (Dine')


Carlyle Begay has a tremendous acumen and passion for health policy and business. He has focused the majority of his efforts on services related to Indian health and Indian health program development. He has experience in the management of health care organizations, managed care, health care market structure, and health care delivery. In addition to an understanding of how public policy actions affect costs, quality, and access, in the Indian health and public health care sectors.

Most recently, Carlyle worked for AmeriChoice, a business unit of UnitedHealth Group, which serves more than 1.3 million beneficiaries of government health care programs. In his position with AmeriChoice, Carlyle helped to develop and implement AmeriChoice’s Medicare and Medicaid products.

Carlyle completed his bachelors at the University of Arizona and is currently completing his Masters in Health Sector Management at the W.P. Carey School of Business with Arizona State University.

While completing his bachelors, he was a student researcher for the Native American Cancer Partnership (NACRP) investigating and examining the carcinogenic effects of uranium on the Navajo Reservation. Throughout his academic career, Carlyle has served in diverse capacities such as an elementary and high school student teacher, a student researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health, a recruiter for job placement of women and minorities in the sports, health and fitness industries and as a Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship and Excellence Scholar.

He also served in the nation’s capital as a health policy congressional fellow in Washington D.C. for the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program of the Kaiser Family Foundation. In that capacity he worked closely with Federal and state policymakers, agencies, by tracking and researching legislative and regulatory developments.

Throughout Carlyle’s young professional career, he has gained a thorough knowledge of the management, implementation and evaluation of health policy in a variety of settings, which includes federal, state, and tribal agencies, health consulting firms, and managed care. He has a grasp of how a variety of management approaches can be applied to a wide spectrum of health care delivery settings.

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