The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), HC2 Strategies and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California (PHA) created Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) in 2017 to build a bridge between the healthcare delivery system and public health (for a more detailed overview of CLC, please see attached document). CLC is now seeking an Executive Director to lead its ambitious effort to reorient the health care system around population health improvement and move the needle on health disparities in Southern California.
The Executive Director must be a dynamic, well-spoken individual responsible for leading CLC through its start-up phase and aligning HASC member hospitals with public health and community efforts to reduce health disparities in three key focus areas: homelessness, diabetes, and pre-term births. With funding for CLC secured through 2021, the Executive Director will work with the HASC executive team to identify sustainable funding and will be accountable for demonstrating ROI to funders by 2019. The Executive Director must also build and maintain relationships with both traditional and non-traditional funders.
The Executive Director will be expected to demonstrate measurable reductions in health disparities in targeted regions throughout Southern California, with the intent to broaden the scale and scope of work over the next three years.
The Executive Director will work closely with the CLC Project Manager, the CLC Leadership Team (HASC, HC2 Strategies, PHA), contractors, community collaboratives, hospitals, and other community stakeholders to lead, partner with, and support initiatives to improve community health in each of the six counties that comprise HASC membership.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in and/or knowledge of public health and the healthcare industry, particularly in the areas of population health management and community health improvement. They must be an effective communicator with the ability to navigate different stakeholder priorities and communicate appropriately with hospital executives, Medi-Cal managed care plan executives, public health leaders, subject matter experts, and community groups. Above all, this individual must be a visionary leader with a passion for health systems transformation and health equity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and manage strong partnerships with a range of stakeholders including funders, government officials, community coalitions, hospital leaders, community organizations, local Medi-Cal managed care plans, and contractors
Lead/ partner with/ support five public health demonstration pilots in one or more of three priority focus areas:
Homelessness (primarily physical, mental and behavioral health/secondarily housing instability)
Disparities in African-American pre-term birth outcomes
Develop a collective evaluation framework to implement and evaluate each demonstration pilot
Contract with subject matter experts and grant writers to assist with funding, implementation and outcome measurement of community health improvement initiatives
Lead development of an Executive Leadership education series to increase awareness and understanding across hospitals and public health.
Improve ability of hospitals to address social determinants in the community
Increase cooperation and collaboration between hospitals, public health, and communities
Develop innovative funding strategies for “upstream” solutions to health disparities and social determinants of health
Oversee creation of a data registry and analytics of pooled real-time patient-level clinical data layered with social and economic community conditions. This will be pursued in conjunction with the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI).
Lead a strategic communication campaign demonstrating the extensive work of hospitals, public health and other stakeholders to improve community health
Lead development of a sustainable financial model for CLC by 2021 that reduces and ultimately eliminates reliance on hospital dues
Connect CLC activities with HASC advocacy efforts and advance a policy agenda for social determinants of health.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated leadership ability.
Skilled in building relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
Clear understanding of hospital operations and the leadership challenges that come with managing complex operational and clinical processes within a hospital, particularly as it relates to population health and community health.
Clear understanding of the Collective Impact framework.
Demonstrated organizational and people skills.
Demonstrated fundraising skills.
Proven business and political acumen of the health care industry and its rapidly changing environment.
Effective communication and presentation skills.
Self-starter, innovator and collaborator.
Mature, respected demeanor inspiring confidence and trust from hospital executives, staff and outside organizations as well as community stakeholders.
Ability to travel 20% of the time. Travel will be primarily in the HASC region but will include travel throughout California and potentially into other states.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree and a minimum of five to ten years’ experience in the health care and/ or public health environment. Other relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the above.
Working Conditions: Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements.
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THREE UNIQUE ORGANIZATIONS
We serve our members through three unique organizations:
HASC - a historically strong hospital trade association that serves the political, economic and educational needs of hospitals.
AllHealth – a HASC subsidiary providing specialized fee-for-service products to help hospitals improve operations.
National Health Foundation (NHF) – a not-for-profit applied research organization affiliated with HASC and dedicated to improving health care delivery and access.
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