Health Outreach Lead, Government Affairs and Public Policy

16 Mar, 2020


Health Outreach Lead, Government Affairs and Public Policy

Washington, DC

Minimum qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience in a health or science policy role, working within government, private sector, think tanks, public interest groups, or relevant industry associations.
  • Experience evaluating health care market mechanisms, private and public insurance, hospital/other institutional providers, professionals/clinicians, and key player strategies for use in policy development or commercial initiatives.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in policy, law, and/or health sciences.
  • Experience collaborating with highly-skilled multidisciplinary teams and a network of relevant contacts and relationships.
  • Experience successfully communicating and advocating policy proposals. Understanding of the US healthcare system.
  • Ability to understand health policy implications for business. Ability to lead and evaluate issues independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and work well as part of a team in a rapidly changing and highly demanding environment, demonstrating a sense of humor.
  • Excellent personal, analytical, and communication skills and attention to detail.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You’re passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

As the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) Health Outreach Lead on the US Federal Affairs team, you will help lead Google’s engagement with US federal government agencies, Congress, industry associations, and additional stakeholders relating to health and opportunities for technology to improve health outcomes. Informed by various legislative and regulatory proposals and product plans, you will design and execute on outreach strategies for leadership and staff at HHS, including ONC, CMS, FDA, and CDC among other agencies, industry trade associations, and advocacy groups. You will also analyze health policy impact on Google’s business, focusing on enabling market access for health products. Finally, you will coordinate with other members of the global Government Affairs and Public Policy team, business and product organizations, and key cross-functional partners to execute our policy strategy, develop our external narrative, and represent Google before external audiences.

Google Client Services, an entity within the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team, manages the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy in the United States. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspectives with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the Internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Engage directly with policymakers, industry players, and key opinion formers to shape policy and dialogues on the impact of technology for health, considering potential opportunities as well as challenges.
  • Develop health policy strategic plans, coordinate internally, and execute on Google’s health stakeholder engagement to promote our health policy priorities and the use of Google health products to build trust and improve health outcomes.
  • Develop proactive policy strategy for government engagement and track current and emerging actions of government agencies affecting the use of technology in health.
  • Coordinate with our Product, Legal, and Regulatory teams on various government filings and opportunities for engagement for potential actions involving hardware, software, AI, tools, and digital platforms.
  • Create opportunities for Google with key industry associations and broader stakeholder events, with a healthcare focus.

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Job posted: 2020-03-16