Health Policy Specialist/Quality & Care Delivery

Minneapolis, MN
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 18, 2013
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC) is a non-profit membership association, representing the state’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  FQHCs are non-profit, community-based primary health care providers serving urban and rural Medically Underserved Areas/Populations throughout Minnesota.  Minnesota’s FQHCs provide medical, dental and mental health services to 180,000 low-income, culturally diverse patients.


Key Responsibilities:

Will monitor and report on state and federal health care reform developments related to quality measurement/reporting, risk adjustment, Health Care Home standards, Provider Peer Grouping, and other reforms related to care delivery, with an emphasis on the impact of these developments on low-income, underserved populations in the state.

Will proactively develop strategies in response to health care reform and marketplace changes in quality standards and care delivery;

Will serve as part of MNACHC’s Public Policy Team and will assist in implementing MNACHC’s state and federal policy and legislative agenda;

Will represent MNACHC before the state legislature, administrative agencies, and with other stakeholder groups on issues related to quality and care delivery;

Will provide assistance to member clinics in responding to questions/concerns related to quality measurement/reporting;

Will draft comments and provide testimony on proposed state legislation, regulations, and administrative rules; and

Will coordinate MNACHC’s annual “Day on the Hill” event.



Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing, health informatics or related area required; advanced degree/certification preferred.

Work experience related to health care quality and delivery required;

Governmental relations experience, an understanding of the legislative and administrative processes, and experience working with elected officials, policymakers, and state agency staff preferred;

Excellent writing, presentation and speaking skills required;

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders required;

Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically and proactively required;

Experience working with membership associations and the nonprofit sector a plus; and

Ability to cover numerous meetings of legislative and policymaking committees in St. Paul.



Salary = $40,000

Benefits package includes generous paid time-off and an 18% of salary allocation which may be used at employee’s discretion toward Section 125 FLEX Plan benefits, 401(b) retirement plan, or additional salary.   (Benefits package does not include group health insurance.)

To apply, send cover letter and resume to  No calls, please.

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