Opportunities at NASHP

Policy Associate – Emerging Issues Team
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is looking for a Policy Associate to join our Emerging Issues team! Work will focus on state health insurance and exchanges; health care costs; and a wide array of health issues that confront states in today’s dynamic environment. The Policy Associate is a midlevel position and applicants must have strong analytic and writing skills and ability to work closely with state officials and the NASHP team. A legal background and/or experience in state government, particularly working in a state based exchange, insurance department or legislative staff, is strongly preferred. For more information and to apply.

Opportunities in the States

Director – Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN)
The Oregon Health & Science University’s Institute on Development and Disability is seeking a dynamic leader with doctoral or master’s degree, to fill the position of Director of the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN). Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in organizational and grant administration and have a strong record of building successful professional, state, and national partnerships. We seek candidates who also have solid accomplishments in strategic planning, pediatric public health and health systems for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), grant writing, and scholarship. More information and to apply.

Director of Policy and Research – NYS Health Foundation – New York City or Albany, New York
With an exceptional ten-year grantmaking history and mission of improving the health of all New Yorkers, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is seeking applications and nominations for a new Director of Policy and Research. As New York’s only state-wide health foundation, NYSHealth offers a unique platform for change and impact spanning urban, suburban, and rural health challenges. The new Director of Policy and Research will work in close partnership with the President and CEO and Vice President of Programs to undergird the Foundation’s work with the analysis and evidence base necessary to develop a proactive policy agenda that supports, advances, and magnifies outcomes in the Foundation’s key programmatic areas of Consumer Empowerment and Healthy Communities. More information and to apply.

Director of Policy – The Betsy Lehman Center – Boston, MA
The Betsy Lehman Center seeks a director of policy to set a clear policy agenda to advance the state’s ability to measurably improve the safety of health care for patients in Massachusetts. He or she will report to the executive director of the Betsy Lehman Center. More information and to apply.

Officer, Health Information Technology (Patient Matching) - The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC
The Officer will focus on the project’s work related to patient matching, drafting draft fact sheets, issue briefs, and reports outlining current challenges with patient matching and the effect of poor matching on patient outcomes and health care costs. The Officer will assess potential approaches to improve matching, such as the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME) National Patient ID Challenge and implementing standards for fields commonly used to match patients. More information and to apply.

Assistant Director – Blueprint for Health, State of Vermont
As a key member of the Blueprint team, performs activities that ensure the operational integration of the Blueprint at the state and local levels and support the primary functional Blueprint components of patient self-management, health services innovation, community activation and support, and health system and payment redesign. Serves as the primary contact for Blueprint grantees statewide; maintains regular contact via telephone, site visits, group meetings and other means. Ensures grantee compliance with Blueprint requirements and reporting. More information and to apply.

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