The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is the national membership organization for the nation’s federally qualified health centers (also known as FQHCs or Community Health Centers). Health centers are nonprofit, community-directed health clinics that provide access to high-quality, culturally competent, and comprehensive care to people living in medically underserved areas. NACHC strengthens the health center movement through advocacy, training, and technical assistance, clinical and operations support. NACHC is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
Manager, Federal and State Policy
Serve as senior member of the Federal and State Policy team to manage, develop, and advise on policy issues, training and technical assistance that contributes to the expansion and enhancement of health care access and delivery, and establish resources that help health centers effectively advance policies and promising practices to fulfill their mission.
Manage, support, and advise Community Health Centers, state Primary Care Associations, and Health Center Controlled Networks on key state and federal policy issues, including COVID response, state Medicaid, telehealth, behavioral health, 340B prescription drugs, FQHC payment and delivery reform (including value-based pay, Prospective Payment Systems and Alternative Payment Methodologies), and primary care workforce issues
Organize and conduct national trainings and learning collaboratives for staff at health centers, Primary Care Associations, and Health Center Controlled Networks.
Develop and disseminate issue briefs, best practice reports, tools, updates, and other similar documents on state policy issues.
Provide support, analysis, and technical assistance to primary care associations on state-based Medicaid waivers, Medicare policy, payment and delivery reform and other key issues.
Establish tools at health centers, Primary Care Associations, and Health Center Controlled Networks can leverage to communicate with key audiences.
Present at national and state events (conference, webinars).
Identify and serve as liaison to key national and community organizations involved in payment and delivery transformation.
Coordinate with other team members whose work intersects with portfolio, including coverage, access, workforce.
Develop and monitor appropriate operating budgets and work plans for each assigned project.
Assist in identifying and applying for new funding opportunities.
Qualifications for Position:
Previous work experience related to Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance, community health centers, value-based payment and/or other health policy issues preferred.
Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) degree in public policy, public health, or a related field, with at least 5-7 years of relevant professional experience, including significant and increasing responsibility for leading projects.
Strong knowledge and understanding of health policy issues.
Superior analytic and communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to present data and findings to interested parties.
Strong organizational and project management skills, and the ability to perform independently, take initiative, balance, and prioritize multiple ongoing projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically.
About National Association of Community Health Centers
The National Association of Community Health Centers is the national association serving and representing the interests of America's Community Health Centers. Our mission is to promote efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally, and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all.
Community Health Centers are not-for-profit providers of health care to over 29 million people, including health centers serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers, homeless and other special populations in urban and rural, public housing and school based settings. For over 50 years, health centers have been responsible for bringing physicians and other clinical providers and access to comprehensive primary and preventive health services into the nation's neediest and most isolated communities. Today, over 1,400 community, migrant and homeless health centers bring innovative programs in primary and preventative care to more than 12,000 urban and rural communities in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territory.
We therefore seek highly qualified and dedicated individuals to join our team an...d help to serve our mission. We are specifically looking to attract, develop and promote new generations of NACHC staff and leaders who will propel the Community Health Center movement into the future.