Under the supervision of the Vice President of Health Policy, the Senior Health Policy Strategist works across the organization to identify and execute opportunities to use policy as a changemaking tool, helping MFH and the broader field understand how individual and community health are impacted by various circumstances, programs, and policies. The Senior Health Policy Strategist researches and uses existing data to analyze and organize information relevant to current issues in health policy for use throughout MFH.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES –
Develop and maintain an understanding of health policy issues that affect the health and well-being of Missourians, as well as national policy trends that impact the Foundation’s service region. Use that knowledge to identify opportunities for the Foundation to drive or contribute to systems-level change at the local, state, and federal levels.
Serve as an expert consultant to internal teams on policy-related issues, and act as the organizational lead for determining appropriateness of policy-related projects that are pitched to the Foundation.
Proactively determine where investments in policy analysis could help move Foundation strategy forward and develop projects and plans that actualize those opportunities, including identifying and managing partners and contractors
Participates in team activities and completes diverse assignments in support of team goals.
Performs general Foundation support activities and carries out special projects as required.
Adheres to the Foundation’s core and staff values
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Master’s degree in health policy, public health, or a related field.
Experience: Five years of professional experience, including a deep understanding of key issues in health policy (e.g., health care financing and delivery; Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance coverage; policy development) and experience researching and analyzing various topics and effectively communicating findings.
Physical and Work Environment Demands
The physical and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the position responsibilities. Physical demands, such as the ability to walk, sit, etc., are those of a typical office environment.
MFH is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. We seek to build a team that reflects diversity of race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience in the field.
Internal Number: 1
About Missouri Foundation for Health
Our mission: to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities most in need.
Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, MFH improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding. The Foundation takes a multifaceted approach to health issues, understanding that programs, policy, and collaboration all play a role in creating lasting impact.
An independent philanthropic foundation, MFH was created in the year 2000, following Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri’s conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status. It is the largest organization of its kind in the state and among the largest in the country.