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Kansas Health Institute: Director of Research

  • Mar 4
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has an immediate opening for the Director of Research, reporting to the President and CEO. This position will be responsible for establishing and overseeing a quality assurance process for our research work, supporting our research infrastructure (e.g., access to IRBs, human subjects protection, data and software resources, online search engine resources, staff development, etc.), participating in project management, and serving as a technical resource for assistance on research design, data collection strategies, analysis and methodology questions for a variety of projects (accessing both internal and external resources as needed). In addition to these organization-wide roles, the successful candidate will be able to develop a portfolio of research in their own areas of interest.

 Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates should have 10+ years of experience and a doctoral degree in a relevant field. Experience should be in applied research, policy analysis, policy development, or program management. Familiarity with a range of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods in health services research and/or health policy analysis is required. Experience with Medicaid or Medicare data, commercial insurance claims data, sample survey data, census data, vital statistics, hospital discharge or other large claims or population-based datasets, as well as proficiency with SAS, SPSS or STATA, spreadsheets, and database management are required.
 
Desired Experience:
Experience in state or federal government, health philanthropy, at a think tank or an applied research organization is highly desirable. A keen understanding of broad social policies that affect our health care system and the health of populations is required. An understanding of the role strategic communication plays in conveying actionable information to policymakers also is critical. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, project management experience and a commitment to teamwork also are required for this position.
 
KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy and research organization based in Topeka, Kansas, established in 1995 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. For additional information, visit our website at www.khi.org.
  
Deadline to Apply:
May 2, 2015
 
How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names of three references, and samples of written work to Lyndsey Burkhart,, or Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603; fax 785-233-1168.
 
 
KHI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Kansas Health Institute: Policy Analyst

  • Mar 4
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has an immediate opening for a health policy analyst. Responsibilities include identifying relevant information from a variety of sources (online, research literature, state and federal resources, trade association publications, etc.) and translating that information into concise, well-organized reports, charts, graphics and presentations suitable for a policy audience. Analysts are involved in all aspects of KHI’s work, including producing written products and facilitating discussions among a wide variety of stakeholders and decision-makers. Analysts are expected to develop collaborative relationships with state agency staff, members of the Legislature, faculty and staff of state universities, public health and medical professionals, and private sector associations.

 
Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates should have relevant, practical experience, ideally in a state or federal policy-making setting, for example as a Congressional or legislative staffer, or in an executive branch agency in a policy-making role. Familiarity with a range of health policy issues is critical, including public and private health insurance coverage, access to care, safety net providers, measuring system performance, health care financing and provider reimbursement. A graduate degree in public policy, public health, business, public administration, sociology, economics or a related field is desired, although comparable experience will be considered. Candidates must have strong writing and analytic skills.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits, and resources for professional development.
 
 
KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy and research organization based in Topeka, Kansas, established in 1995 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. For additional information, visit our website at www.khi.org.
 
Deadline to Apply:
May 2, 2015
 
How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names of three references, and samples of written work to Lyndsey Burkhart,, Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603; fax 785-233-1168.
 
KHI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

UWPHI County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Community Health Improvement Specialist

  • Dec 22 '14
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Position Summary:

Do you know that where we live, learn, work, and play matters to our health? Do you enjoy working with communities? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join a top-quality team of professionals working county by county to build a Culture of Health! 

Serving as a key member of the nationally known County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) team, a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the University of WI Population Health Institute, the Community Health Improvement Specialist will work with the Deputy Director, RWJF Culture of Health Prize, partners, and communities, to serve as a project manager of this growing annual competition, and enhance programmatic efforts of the Prize competition and the Roadmaps to Health Action Center.  We welcome your exceptional detail orientation, above average writing skills, and experience working with communities. 
 
Qualifications:
 
Located in Madison, WI – a city consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable communities – this full-time position offers great benefits provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This position requires a Master’s degree with a preferred emphasis in public health, philanthropy, social sciences, public policy, communications, strategic planning, or organizational development field. Related project management experience, including an emphasis on managing competitive processes with a national or regional program, preferred. Travel throughout the U.S. is required in this position.  Don’t miss an opportunity to join a national movement striving toward a Culture of Health!
 
To Apply:
 
Go here for formal position and to apply. The position will be open until filled.
 

UWPHI: PHS Prof/Assoc Prof (CHS) & PHI Director of Evaluation Research Group

  • Nov 12 '14
  • Posted By: bdedecker

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute is seeking a CHS faculty member with expertise in program planning and evaluation, evaluation research, and/or dissemination and implementation research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.

For full information, please reference the full job description here.

 

Position Summary:

The candidate's role will be to evaluate the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative. This initiative is a signature component of the Partnership Program's new five-year plan and involved a multi-million dollar investment in obesity prevention, intervention, and research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will demonstrate a minimum of 5-7 years of expertise in applied program planning and evaluation and evaluation research, including dissemination and implementation research, in one or more of the following fields: obesity prevention and intervention; public health; community-based participatory research; maternal and child health; health care quality improvement; substance abuse and mental health; school-based health; correctional health; or other related health-improvement areas. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and leadership skills required to expand a service-oriented program in program planning and evaluation, and demonstrated ability to balance clinical and applied activities with scholarship. Candidates must also have a history of extramural funding, including federal and foundation-sponsored grants programs. Candidates must meet criteria for appointment and promotion on the CHS track per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities:

The candidate would lead the evaluation of the overall initiative and its core components:

(1) The Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network; 

(2) A pilot multi-setting community intervention study in two Wisconsin counties; 

(3) A statewide childhood obesity surveillance system; and

(4) Outreach and community engagement activities that include state and local level public messaging and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to obesity.

Community/Clinical Practice: The candidate will also have a community/clinical practice, with an initial focus on leading the evaluation of the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative.

UW Population Health Institute Evaluation Research Program Faculty Director: The candidate will devote effort to faculty leadership of the Evaluation Research Group of the UW Population Health Institute. The Evaluation Research Group conducts program evaluation and evaluation research in many areas of public and population health as noted above. The work of this group of professional evaluators uses a broad range of methods, from qualitative and descriptive techniques to complex experimental and quasi-experimental trials. As faculty director, the candidate will be expected to maintain and build collaborative partnerships with other University of Wisconsin researchers and evaluation sponsors, including the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the collaborative Center for Health Equity, the Wisconsin Partnership Program, and other UWSMPH departments and health sciences schools on campus. The candidate will also maintain and cultivate relationships with partners outside the UW, including community organizations, tribal governments and programs, representatives of the healthcare industry, and governmental organizations.

The successful candidate will further develop this successful and long-standing program, ensuring continued availability of high quality evaluation services, evaluation research, and dissemination and implementation research studies.

Teaching: He/she will contribute to the teaching program in the Department of Population Health Sciences and School of Medicine and Public Health, including courses and other modes of instruction for public health, graduate, and medical students, as well as health care professionals at the UW.

University and community service will be expected as appropriate.

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise conducting program evaluation and evaluation research studies, including population-based strategies intended to assess and improve the health of entire populations, including but not limited to the efforts of community based organizations, the health care system, the governmental public health system, education, business, and other sectors.

Salary/Benefits:

$85,000 minimum annual depending on qualifications. This is a renewable appointment.

 

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80316 to:

F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD

Department of Population Health Sciences

707 WARF

610 Walnut Street

Madison, WI 53726

Phone: 608-265-0516

Email: fjnieto@wisc.edu


Health Impact Project: Director

  • Sep 16 '14
  • Posted By: kdabdoub
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a national initiative designed to promote and support the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool. The project works with government agencies and policymakers to help them implement HIAs; partners with foundations to fund HIAs; provides training and technical assistance; conducts research and policy analysis to support the field; and convenes the National HIA Meeting. The project also partners with foundations to guide and support regional HIA initiatives and collaborates with government agencies and nonprofits around the United States to find practical ways to build health into decisions.
 
Position Overview: 
The Director will lead all aspects of strategy and implementation of the Health Impact Project, a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts that promotes and supports the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a tool for evidence-based policymaking to improve the public’s health.  Many decisions made outside the health sector—in transportation, education, housing, social and economic policy, natural resource development regulation, and others—have implications for Americans’ health that often go unrecognized in the policy making process. To address this problem, the Health Impact Project seeks to increase the routine use of HIAs and related tools in decisions made outside the health sector. The project funds HIA demonstration projects around the U.S.; collaborates with a range of public agencies and organizations at the local, state, tribal, and federal level to advance health-informed public policy; conducts HIAs; and develops relevant research, guidance, and reports and communications materials. The position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC office will report to the Vice President for Fiscal and Economic Policy. It is expected that this position is for an initial term through January 31, 2017, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support. For more information and to view the responsibilities and requirements, please view the full job description.  
 
To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter to Andrew P. Zalman at . Visit Careers@Pew for information and to apply through the online job application. 

Health Policy Institute of Ohio: Health Data and Policy Analyst

  • Jul 30 '14
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio, a Columbus-based nonprofit organization, seeks a
full-time health data and policy analyst. More information about HPIO can be found at http://www.healthpolicyohio.org/.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience with health data, policy, research, analysis, and project management
  • Excellent writing skills, including an ability to identify and review data and material from a number of sources, then synthesize and summarize that information in a succinct, compelling manner
  • Well-developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology and PC applications, especially Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience working well with a team
  • Strong multi-tasking ability and attention to detail
  • Prior experience with SPSS, SAS, or other statistical analysis programs
  • Candidates for the health data and policy assistant position should have at minimum abachelor’s degree in a relevant field, with an advanced degree preferred. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assist policy team with research and analysis, with emphasis on data management including data extraction, entry, analysis and reporting
  • Assist in the management of survey activity, key informant interviews, and convened focus groups
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of state and federal health data sources and policy issues
  • Assist with writing policy briefs, reports, etc.
  • Create charts, graphs and other tools to assist with understanding of data
  • Assist with proposal writing and grant reporting
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships with stakeholders, including policy makers
Salary/Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in the range of $45,000-$60,000.
Benefits include health insurance and retirement benefits.
 
How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of application with a curriculum vitae/resume to President, Health
Policy Institute of Ohio, 37 W. Broad Street, Suite 350, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
 
HPIO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Louisiana Public Health Institute: Several Positions Available

  • Dec 12 '12
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Please visit Louisiana Public Health Institute’s website http://lphi.org/home2/section/2-119/career-opportunities to view available career opportunities and for information on how to apply. 
 


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