Advisory / Regulatory, Advocacy / Non-Profit, Public Health
Under the supervision of the Senior Vice President Clinical Affairs and Strategic Partnerships and with guidance from AHIP senior leadership, the Executive Director, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) oversees programs, activities and industry-wide initiatives on SDOH, health equity, health disparities and related activities. This includes monitoring SDOH and related initiatives in the public and private sector, leading the development of resources to support members on issues related to the SDOH, engaging with members on a wide range of SDOH issues. This includes convening the Project Link Learning Collaborative, engaging with relevant coalitions, developing and leading policy, advocacy and research initiatives, and serving as a subject matter expert.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Stays current on emerging issues and provides guidance to members, internal staff and external partners on SDOH and related issues. This may include specific questions on health plan SDOH initiatives, health disparities, and health literacy for example.
Provides leadership for industry-wide initiative on the social determinants of health, branded Project Link. This includes engaging with members to gather and show case best practices, identifying key challenges and strategies to address those challenges, and developing a policy and research agenda to work toward improved sustainability and scalability of health plan efforts to address the social determinants of health.
Supports interdepartmental priorities (strategic communications, media requests on clinical issues, federal and state policy, etc.) by providing subject matter expertise, content and talking points for time sensitive press inquiries, policy statements and strategies, testimonies, comment letters, issue briefs and other documents to inform and support the current policy discussions on the SDOH and related issues.
Leads and directs the work of the Project Link Learning Collaborative, and ad hoc task forces and advisory groups in the assigned areas including proactive outreach to gather feedback on member priorities.
Develops dynamic and interactive resources for member insurance plans to strengthen SDOH and related programs.
Tracks and analyzes health plans' SDOH and related programs designed to engage consumers, reduce disparities and gaps in care, and improve quality.
Seeks opportunities for engagement with external organizations to support broad multi-stakeholder initiatives of strategic interest to the AHIP membership including the SDOH and related issues.
Monitors policy issues that impact member plans in the responsible issue areas and serves as subject matter expert.
Collaborates across the company to serve as subject matter expert and support education of policymakers on health plan practices and trends in SDOH and related issues.
Works with member health plan clinical and programmatic leaders to provide industry perspective and consensus with respect to federal agency comment letters; writes comment letters related to SDOH and related issues.
Develops and fosters relationships with key contacts at member health insurance plans, partner organizations, coalitions/workgroups, and leading experts to leverage and communicate member initiatives and identify opportunities for collaboration.
Creates issue briefs, blogs, one-pagers, and other materials to demonstrate thought leadership and highlight member plan best practices in SDOH and related issues.
Other duties as assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibility.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., however may require long hours and weekend work.
Minimal travel may be required to represent the industry at meetings, conferences or to support specific project requirements.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Excellent analytical and oral and written communication skills.
Ability to organize and manage multiple projects with changing priorities.
Ability to work independently and use good judgment regarding policies and prioritizing work.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s degree in health care policy & management.
Seven years of experience with program development and project management in the areas of social determinants of health and related health care programs
Experienced developing health policy related to SDOH and related issues.
Experienced writing comment letters to Federal agencies, testimony for congressional briefings, and consumer-facing materials.
Experienced presenting to large multi-stakeholder groups on complex health industry issues.
Experienced working with health insurance plans, federal or state agencies, and key external partners on issues of strategic importance to the health plan industry is preferred.
Internal Number: 9
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