Policy Associate III

04 Jun, 2020


Policy Associate III

Public Health Institute (PHI)
Sacramento, CA

Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally.

Program Summary

Established in 2008 by the California Health Care Foundation, The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is dedicated to integrating telehealth virtual technologies into the health care system through advancing sound policy based on objective research and informed practices. Originally focused exclusively on California telehealth policy, CCHP garnered extensive attention with its Telehealth Model Statute Report, which became the basis for the California Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011 (AB 415). In 2012, CCHP’s scope grew to include national telehealth policy issues as it became the federally designated National Telehealth Policy Resource Center (NTRC-P). In this capacity CCHP serves as an independent center of excellence in telehealth policy providing technical assistance to twelve federally funded regional Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC), state and federal policy makers, national organizations, health systems, providers, and the public.

CCHP actively researches and analyzes important telehealth policy issues, engages influential public and private sectors through analyses and reports, and provides key telehealth policy resources nationwide. CCHP acts as a catalyst for change by providing non-partisan, unbiased, researched-based policy analyses and bringing policy makers together with private health care sector, health plans, academic researchers, and consumer health advocates to create successful models of connected care, that lead to more transparent systems of communication between providers and patients which can lead to better health outcomes and greater efficiencies in the delivery system.

CCHP’s mission is to advance state and national telehealth policies that promote better systems of care, improved health outcomes, and provide greater health equity of access to quality, affordable care and services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work and maintain relationships with the thirteen other Telehealth Resource Centers including providing policy technical assistance and creating policy tools they can utilize in their work.
  • Review and track relevant legislation and regulatory changes, trends and related activities in all 50 states and nationally.
  • Lead projects related to CCHP work, including researching and writing policy briefs, tracking state and federal legislation, and working with funders to ensure timeliness in meeting major workplan milestones and deliverables.
  • Respond to external requests for information on telehealth policy regarding all 50 states and on the federal level; represent CCHP at various venues on the state and federal level.
  • Establish and build relationships with federal and state policymakers, staff and other relevant groups.
  • Assist with coalition building with state and national partners — attend meetings and work in partnership with other state and national organizations toward shared goals, speak at various conferences and webinars.
  • Staff external consultation groups as needed.
  • Collaborate with policy staff and interns, oversee and work with consultants on special projects, and prepare grant applications.
  • Other duties as determined by organizational leadership.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration, or a related field.
  • Seven or more years of increasingly responsible experience in policy analysis and issue management.
  • Three or more years of experience presenting complex information in front of large groups of influential stakeholders.
  • Three or more years of experience with program management.
  • Three or more years of experience in supervising a minimum of three staff members.
  • Familiarity with the organization and financing of publicly funded health care services – state and national.
  • Knowledge of states and federal Health Care Financing, Health Care Delivery System Organization, Health Information Technology, and Public Policy.
  • Strong background in federal and states’ legislative process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the field of Telehealth and e-health.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strategy, develop work plans, multi-task, and deliver quality work within deadlines and budgetary guidelines.
  • Strong analytic and critical reasoning skills.
  • Strong legal analysis skills.
  • Strong organizational, collaborative and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with an ability to translate complex ideas into clear, easy-to-understand concepts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to earn the respect of staff of business, government and non-profit entities which can effect change.
  • Ability to work in team environment and effectively build relationships with staff on all levels inside and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with research using different journal databases.

Desired Qualifications

  • PhD or Juris Doctorate preferred.

Important Information

  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position.

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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We’re so pleased the Public Health Institute is an organization you would like to work with. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Recruitment@phi.org.

Job posted: 2020-06-04