Director of Policy Development

03 Mar, 2020


Director of Policy Development

Trust for America’s Health
Washington, DC


Director of Policy Development

Washington, DC


As one of the nation’s leading public health policy, research, and advocacy organizations, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) promotes optimal health for every person and community and makes the prevention of illness and injury a national priority. Since its founding in 2001, TFAH has been at the forefront of developing and advancing policies to improve the public health system. TFAH’s strategic agenda focuses on ensuring and strengthening sufficient and sustained resources for an improved core public health system; building partnerships and collaboration across sectors to promote effective approaches to address the social determinants of health; advancing health equity so that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible; and improving the integration of the public health and health care systems to achieve better results by reducing health problems and delivering value-based results. Through its recent strategic planning, the organization has elevated and sharpened its focus on leveraging policy to address racial, ethnic, geographic, and economic disparities and creating the conditions that will advance health equity.


TFAH has built an exceptional reputation by defining a vision for a new era of public health – bringing together incisive, science-driven analysis with innovative, yet pragmatic and evidence-based ideas for policy change. The organization regularly issues a hallmark set of high-visibility issue reports that have redefined and advanced public health issues; convenes top experts and partners with diverse views to rethink and advance priority areas; builds partnerships and coalitions to achieve mutually-beneficial goals; and serves as a strong, credible, non-partisan “go to” thought leader on public health issues for policymakers, media, partners, and the public.


With exciting new partnerships, organizational growth, and funder relationships, TFAH now seeks a new Director of Policy Development who will provide expert leadership to the organization’s policy agenda. The new Director will develop and define the policy agenda that is grounded in TFAH’s evidence-based approach, identifying and prioritizing specific policy goals, and mapping out the overall strategy associated with advancing public policy to achieve the organization’s goals. The new Director will identify, research, and analyze emerging and evolving health-related policy matters and engage key national, state, and local agencies, organizations, and individuals to yield impactful public health policy change.


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Trust for America’s Health is partnering with Carolyn Ho, Cara Pearsall, and Catherine Seneviratne on this recruitment. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary expectations, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Trust for America’s Health is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Job posted: 2020-03-03