Opportunities at NASHP

Research Analyst – Chronic and Vulnerable Populations Policy Team
Are you looking for an entry level opportunity to assist states in developing health policy? Then consider joining the NASHP team! The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is seeking a talented individual to join the Chronic and Vulnerable Populations Policy Team as a Research Analyst. The primary focus of this work will be on state and federal health policy issues including major state healthcare delivery system payment reforms, state policies related to the integration of physical and behavioral health care systems, and other issues related to state mental health and substance use policy. For more information and to apply.

Opportunities in the States

Program Manager – Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety, Boston MA
The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety is a state agency that uses communications, research, and data to analysis to support the efforts of providers, policymakers, and consumers working toward safer health care in Massachusetts. The Center was re-established by Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and reducing Costs through Increased Transparency, Efficiency and Innovation, and its operations are supported by the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA). The Program Manager supports the Center’s ongoing initiatives through project coordination, stakeholder outreach, and research. The position is based in Boston and reports to the Executive Director. More information and to apply.

Vice President of Policy and Communications – Connecticut Health Foundation
The new Vice President will partner closely with the President and CEO and an engaged board in developing the Foundation’s policy agenda and will seek innovative opportunities to integrate policy and advocacy efforts into CT Health’s programmatic and grant making activities. S/he will shape and implement the new strategic communications plan and build capacity internally and externally to advance CT Health’s policy goals. S/he will lead government relations efforts, developing and nurturing both strong bipartisan relationships throughout Connecticut government and diverse coalitions to improve the health and health care of Connecticut residents with special attention to underserved populations. More information and to apply.

Director, Center for Health Policy and Programs – New York Academy of Medicine
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the new Director will provide strategic direction and leadership to the Center’s key priorities areas of healthy aging, disease prevention and health promotion, and reducing health disparities. S/he will bring deep experience shaping, developing, and advancing an evidence-based policy agenda, and will have a keen understanding of the political dynamic at the city and state levels in New York. The new Director will build strong and diverse networks that support the Center’s current and emerging priorities, nurture existing funding relationships and identify opportunities for new funding streams, lead and develop a strong, collaborative team of 15, and manage an annual budget of $1.8M. More information and to apply.

Executive Director, Medicaid Policy – Kaiser Permanente
Provides public policy, regulatory and legislative advice to senior management, leadership of the Government Relations Department and Kaiser Permanente’s state and federal Government Relations professionals on Medicaid and other complex and strategic public policy, regulatory and legislative issues, which have significant impact to the company. This role requires in-depth knowledge and skillful insight into the political environment, critical business problems and emerging issues. More information and to apply.

Executive Director, Enterprise Regulatory Strategy and Policy – Kaiser Permanente
Major area of responsibility and accountability includes developing and deploying an enterprise-wide regulatory strategy across the Program. The importance of this position is reflected in the amount and complexity of regulatory activity affecting the health care industry and, in particular, Kaiser Permanente’s operations.  This role is accountable for leading the development, deployment and ongoing execution of strategy to enable coordination of regulatory processes across Kaiser Permanente and promoting a climate supportive of collaborative regulatory efforts. The role is also responsible for convening all regulatory strategy and policy activity across the Program, advising the regions on organizing the work, identifying key issues (in real time and prospectively), generating and conveying high level solutions and developing proposed approaches for senior leadership consideration, providing a coordinating forum for the business functions, Government Relations, Legal and Compliance. More information and to apply.

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