Program and Policy Analyst Senior

15 Sep, 2021


Program and Policy Analyst Senior

Nemours Children’s Health System
Washington, DC

Nemours Children’s Health System is an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates hospitals, pediatric primary and specialty clinics, and prevention units in Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours has also developed a strong base of expertise and evidence in healthy child development and prevention through clinical and community-based models.

Nemours’ National Office of Policy and Prevention promotes optimal health and well-being for all children, not only children served by Nemours. We work with stakeholders across the country to advocate for federal policy change and to identify, promote, and grow innovative solutions to advance clinical care and community-based prevention efforts. Nemours also serves as a laboratory to test new and innovative models, informing our national policy and practice work. Through this work, we serve as a trusted resource and voice for children nationally.

The Senior Program and Policy Analyst (Sr PPA) is a grant-funded position that plays a key role in two externally funded projects addressing childhood obesity prevention in early care and education (ECE).

These projects include: Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP) a five-year program (2018 – 2023) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focused on obesity prevention in early care and education (ECE) settings.  The Sr PPA provides technical assistance to staff in public and private organizations across multiple states to implement an action plan focused on integrating healthy eating and physical activity best practices into ECE settings (i.e. child care facilities) and systems.

This position also supports implementation of Better Together, a three-year project (2019 – 2022) funded by a private funder. Better Together aims to instill healthy eating and physical activity habits early in life through program level and system level improvements targeting ECE settings in low-income communities. This includes managing four state teams as they implement learning collaboratives with ECE program staff, expand statewide Go NAPSACC, and integrate childhood obesity prevention into ECE systems.

In both these programs, the Senior PPA assists teams as they identify and implement provider level and system level approaches to promote obesity prevention best practices in ECE. This position develops relationships with national experts and advisory groups, research institutions, and other state organizations to help states achieve progress on their action plans to create healthier ECE environments.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support cross sector teams to use planning tools and make progress towards integration of nutrition and physical activity best practices into ECE systems. Consult teams via conference calls, individual meetings, e-mails, and site visits to individualize strategies to their specific state ECE systems and resources.
  • Provide proactive and reactive TA to state teams on childhood obesity prevention approaches (provider and system levels) and how to integrate these approaches into state systems such as: Quality Rating Improvement Systems, professional development, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and licensing regulations;
  • Develop training, technical assistance, and project communication materials, including writing, editing, design, and promotion of the materials.
  • Collaborate with private funders and federal agency staff to provide high-quality technical assistance and coaching on healthy eating and physical activity in ECE.
  • Network with national organizations to support state efforts via grants, technical assistance and resource sharing.
  • Provide project management support including preparing reports to funders, coordinating financial reports, and budget and subcontract monitoring.


  • Master’s degree in education, public health, public policy/administration, community health, child behavioral health, child psychology or related field.
  • In lieu of Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree plus10 years of additional relevant experience.


As one of the nation’s premier pediatric health care systems, we’ve made a promise to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. It’s a promise that extends beyond our nationally recognized clinical treatment to an entire integrated spectrum of research, advocacy, education, and prevention.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy.  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to, leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive environment.  All Nemours Associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families.


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Job posted: 2021-09-15