Education and Training, Government Relations, Health
The National Association of Community Health Centers – a mid-sized, non-profit committed to providing high-quality and patient-directed health care to underserved communities is seeking a full time Director of State Affairs in our Public Policy and Research division.
The Director of State Affairs will coordinate with various NACHC departments to support Primary Care Associations (PCA), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) and other relevant organizations awareness of federal and state-based regulatory, policy issues and program developments that affect quality, FQHC payment and access to primary and preventative health care services. This position leads efforts to leverage federal and state resources, share promising practices and strategy to better position health centers to drive state level transformation efforts.
Develop and provide training and technical assistance to support PCA/HCCN efforts to respond effectively to federal and state policy trends related to primary care access, workforce, value based payment, improving quality outcomes and partnership development;
Facilitate and support the development of various reimbursement models for health centers that further position and enhance health center participation in state and national transformation efforts;
Organize and conduct national conferences and webinars related to the above issues, including developing various interactive educational sessions and national peer learning collaboratives;
Identify, draft and/or distribute federal and state regulatory and policy analysis, reports on promising practices, updates, and tool kits and other materials that highlight relevant state and federal policy issues, including Medicaid, Medicare, delivery system redesign and value based purchasing, state funding for health centers, health care quality and access, workforce, health disparities and special populations;
Collaborate and act as a liaison with national organizations and funders, that focus on state health policy, to further the health center policy agenda and provide technical support to enhance PCA/HCCN infrastructure, advocacy and policy expertise;
Provide guidance and support to PCAs on forming strategic state and regional partnerships and operationalizing state advocacy plans to better position health centers in various state environments;
Direct supervision of staff and interns in the Department of State Affairs; and
Other duties assigned by the Chief Strategy Officer.
Master’s degree in health policy or public health (preferred) and a minimum of 6 years related work experience;
Strong verbal and written communication skills;
Previous work experience with state level organizations/affiliates: experience with community health center, PCAs or HCCNs (preferred);
Strong management and leadership skills;
Fundraising experience; and
Strong background in Medicaid policy, health legislation, and other regulatory and policy issues.
About National Association of Community Health Centers
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) was founded in 1971 to “promote efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all.”What We Do NACHC:Serves as the leading national advocacy organization in support of community-based health centers and the expansion of health care access for the medically underserved and uninsured.Conducts research and analysis that informs both the public and private sectors about the work of health centers, their value to the American health care system and the overall health of the nation’s people and communities – both in terms of costs and health care outcomes.Provides training, leadership development and technical assistance to support and strengthen health center operations and governance.Develops alliances and partnerships with the public and private sectors to build stronger and healthier communities.NACHC also works closely with chartered State and Regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to fulfill their shared health care mission and support the growth and development of community-based health center programs.