Current clients include:
Before joining KP as Vice President, Total Health Partnerships in May 2012, Tyler previously served (since 2003) as Senior Advisor to KP's Community Benefit division, with a focus on its community health initiatives. Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health care organization. Founded in 1945, it is a nonprofit health plan, with headquarters in Oakland, California. Kaiser Permanente serves the health care needs of over 8 million members in nine states and Washington, D.C. Today, it encompasses Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and the Permanente Medical Groups, and it has an affiliation with Group Health Cooperative, based in Seattle. Kaiser Permanente aspires to be the world leader in improving health through high-quality, affordable, integrated health care. KP is distinguished by a strong social purpose, physician responsibility for clinical care, and enduring cooperation between its health plan and medical groups. KP is the nation's first prevention-oriented health plan and integrated delivery system. It serves 8 regions (Northern and Southern California, Pacific northwest, Hawaii, Colorado, Northern Ohio, Georgia and the Mid-Atlantic States (Washington DC area.) Kaiser Permanente's Community benefit programming includes charity care, safety net provision, dues subsidy, educational theatre programs, community health, and medical research and education.
YMCA of the
Tyler was the first "Head Coach" (2004) of the YMCA's Activate America Initiative focused on physical activity, nutrition and civic leadership objectives. Together, the nation's 2,594 YMCAs are the largest not-for-profit community service organization in America, working to meet the health and human service needs of 20.1 million men, women and children in 10,000 communities in the United States. YMCAs are at the heart of community life across the country: 42 million families and 72 million households are located within three miles of a YMCA.
Public Health Institute
in 2009, Tyler was named a Senior Fellow of The Public Health Institute. PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally.
From 2001-2006, Tyler served as Chair of the National Advisory Council for Active Living by Design - a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and was the founding project director of the Healthy Eating, Active Living Convergence Project - initially conceived of, and funded by, the RWJF. RWJF is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted to improving health and health care, RWJF supports training, education, research and projects that demonstrate effective ways to deliver health services, especially for the most vulnerable among us. RWJF's “healthy eating and active living portfolio” includes 25 funded sites, a research center, national network, and resource center.
From 2005-2008, Tyler served as a strategic advisor on the Kellogg Foundation's "Food and Fitness" initiative. The WK Kellogg foundation's mission is to "help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations." Programming activities center around the common vision of a world in which each person has a sense of worth; accepts responsibility for self, family, community, and societal well-being; and has the capacity to be productive, and to help create nurturing families, responsive institutions, and healthy communities.
Research and Educational Trust
From 1996-2007, Tyler served as a senior Program Designer and Fellowship faculty member. HRET's goal is to advance ideas and practices beneficial to health care practitioners, institutions, consumers and society at large. Its principal activities focus on identifying, exploring, demonstrating and evaluating key strategic health care issues affecting innovative health care delivery systems, educating the field about the implications of changing health policies and developing strategies for community health improvement. Through its affiliation with the American Hospital Association, HRET accesses valuable resources, data and thought leadership. Yet it maintains the autonomy needed to examine issues independently and objectively. HRET's independent board and partners contribute significantly to the "brain trust" established at HRET.
Since the mid-1990's Tyler has served as a faculty member (now as Fellow) of this prestigious institute. EPI conducts educational conferences and provides opportunities for year round learning for health care leaders. Founded in 1974 by Dr. C. Wesley Eisele, today Estes Park Institute educates approximately 3,000 health care leaders annually. Through its six annual conferences Estes Park Institute provides up-to-the-minute information, analysis and insight into the problems and opportunities that face those in the health care field. The faculty include experts in federal policy and financing, healthy community development, organizational structure and management, home health care, governance, credentialing, legal issues, quality, management, healthcare informatics, integrated delivery systems, team building, communications, strategic planning and more. It is the goal of Estes Park Institute to equip Institute members with the skills needed to exercise leadership in this field, as well as the ability and desire to do what is right, both for the people they care for today and for all the people in their communities whom they will surely care for tomorrow.