Opportunities in the States

Senior Health Policy Researcher and Analyst – Trust for America’s Health – Washington, DC
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) seeks a Researcher and Analyst to manage public policy communications, including the research, writing and development of reports and other materials. Candidate must have strong research and critical analysis skills – including the ability to identify, evaluate and synthesize relevant and timely source material; exceptional communications and writing skills including the ability to summarize and clearly explain complex policy issues; and proficiency in managing/collating/interpreting significant amounts of public policy and health data.  Qualitative and quantitative research capabilities are preferred.  Must have demonstrated prior experience in developing and writing policy reports and/or briefing materials.  Minimum five to 10 years of professional research and writing experience. Prior work experience in policy environments and MPP, MPA, JD or other advanced degree in relevant area are preferred.  For more information and to apply.

Healthy Students, Promising Future Project Manager – Trust for America’s Health – Washington, DC
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), seeks a Project Manager to lead the organization’s work on school health (a one-year grant funded position with the possibility of extension with additional funding).  The major components of the work include organizing and implementing a learning collaborative for states, including in-person meetings and technical assistance via webinars, deployment of subject matter experts, establishment of state peer learning groups, and other methods; drafting related grant reports; and other activities related to school health, many conducted in partnership with an external partner organization. The Project Manager must have a Bachelor’s degree. A Masters’ degree in a field related to public health and at least five years of relevant policy experience in health and/or education is preferred, including substantive work experience in project management, school health, health services administration, federal or state healthcare policy, education, or any other field that equips the candidate to understand and effectively lead projects is preferred.  For more information and to apply.

State Public Health Policy Project Manager – Trust for America’s Health – Washington, DC
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), seeks a Project Manager to lead the organization’s work in implementing a 15 month initiative, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others, to promote the adoption and implementation of effective, evidence-based state public health policies.  The Project Manager manages daily and recurring project activities related to the management of the initiative’s state public policy change efforts. The Project Manager must have a Bachelor’s degree. A Masters’ degree or substantive work experience in project management, state-level public health advocacy, state or federal healthcare policy development and analysis, or any other field that equips the candidate to understand and effectively lead projects is preferred.  For more information and to apply.

Watson Health – Leader, Federal – Truven
The Leader, Federal is responsible for serving as a business leader in IBM Watson Health’s Federal business.  The Leader, Federal will be responsible for supporting federal clients, including the technology, data, and analytics that are needed to best address their current and future needs.  The Leader, Federal will oversee research and consulting teams in projects that apply cutting edge data analytic methodologies and techniques.  These projects focus on evaluating policies and interventions to improve the cost, quality, and access of the U.S. health care system, and are completed under the direction of  U.S. Health and Human services agencies. More information and to apply.

Executive Director, Institute of Health Innovation/ Vice President, Health Innovation – Northern Kentucky University – Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Executive Director for the Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) and Vice President for Health Innovation (ED/VP). The ED/VP will bring gravitas and experience to promote NKU and the IHI institutionally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. S/he will advocate on behalf of the region, serve as a thought-leader around health policy, lay the groundwork for an aggressive externally funded research program, promote the transdisciplinary work of health innovation across the institution, and attract talent to NKU for applied research and development. More information and to apply.

Health Care Data Service Center Manager – Minnesota Department of Health – St. Paul, MN
The incumbent in this position will be responsible for overseeing HEP’s collection of health care administrative data and managing HEP’s data IT assets in collaboration with MN.IT at MDH. The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining a relational database housing multiple sources of data, developing and implementing administrative data collection mechanisms, implementing data auditing and validation strategies, and developing and maintaining documentation processes to ensure that researchers, policymakers, and the public have access to complete and accurate data on the health care services provided throughout Minnesota. Improving the completeness, quality, and transparency of health care data collected by HEP is critical to current health reform initiatives. This position supervises staff assigned to develop and operationalize the business infrastructure and processes used by Health Care Data Services (HCDS) to implement HEP’s needs for data interoperability. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing HCDS operational procedures and processing timelines to comply with state procurement, contracting, and data privacy laws. More information and to apply.

Officer, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative – The Pew Charitable Trusts – Washington, DC
The officer, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office and reporting to the project director for the substance use prevention and treatment initiative, will play a central role in the project’s work to expand access to evidence-based, high-quality treatment for substance use disorders. As a content matter expert, the officer will advise project staff and external stakeholders on topics related to the use of medication-assisted treatment, effective treatment models, and insurance coverage of substance use disorder treatment, among other topics. The officer will also assist the project director in defining research objectives and provide strategic and programmatic support to achieve the goals of the project. This work includes research and analysis, legislative and regulatory advocacy, communications, and outreach activities. The ideal candidate will have significant and demonstrated knowledge of issues related to substance use disorders and experience conducting effective outreach to a broad range of stakeholders. More information and to apply.

President and Chief Executive Officer – Group Health Foundation – Seattle, WA
Group Health Foundation, a new, groundbreaking 501(c)(4) philanthropic organization committed to shaping and advancing the work of improving health and health equity in the State of Washington, seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With an unwavering commitment to equity, Group Health Foundation’s approach to philanthropy will recognize the expertise and wisdom that communities bring and the importance of the social determinants of health in identifying solutions that will foster healthy communities throughout the rural, urban, and politically and culturally diverse landscape of Washington state. This moment of opportunity requires an inspirational leader with an exceptional combination of qualities, skills, and experiences: a passion for and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, a sophisticated understanding of executive leadership in an entrepreneurial setting, a vision for the role philanthropy can play in systems change, and proven success convening a broad set of communities to authentically and effectively inform strategy and achievable measures of impact. More information and to apply.

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