Meet
Manuel Avina

Manuel Aviña is an expert in value-based initiatives and public health, and advises clients on diverse healthcare policy issues affecting their priorities.

Prior to joining Avalere, Manuel was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Preventative Health Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he managed various healthcare bills focused on drug transparency, healthcare coverage, and nursing staffing ratios. Additionally, as a fellow in the Federal Relations Department at the American Hospital Association (AHA), he developed a value proposition and communication materials for a community violence project with AHA and UnidosUS. Additionally, in that role, he published a white paper and hosted a congressional panel on the role that hospitals’ community benefits play in addressing housing insufficiencies.

Manuel holds a MPH from the University of Michigan and a BA in urban studies and planning from the University of California, San Diego.

Authored Content


On November 13, Avalere policy experts published a piece in the Health Affairs blog about considerations for developing and harmonizing HIV prevention recommendations to drive the goal of eliminating HIV.

States are increasingly seeking to improve access and health outcomes for their underserved, rural, or homebound populations, and many are turning to telehealth as a solution.