Health Educator

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 04, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.



At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

This position is responsible to develop, implement and lead health promotion programming for assigned UCare member programs. Participate in other member health initiatives. Provide expertise to other UCare departments and initiatives as assigned.

·Coordinate UCare's MOMS (Management of Maternal Services) program.  Serve as primary contact with Pregnancy Advisor vendor, doulas, and prenatal education providers, oversee contracts, reporting and evaluation. Promote breast-feeding and breast pump benefit. Coordinate childbirth education benefit. Coordinate provider pregnancy notification pilot. Maintain in collaboration with Provider Relations & Contracting and Clinical services. Moms and Parents resources.

·Identify, screen and provide outreach to members that may benefit from the pregnancy advisor nurse program. Take necessary steps to enroll member.

·Provide expertise to key internal and external customers regarding Health Promotion programs and services as assigned.

·Identify potential new prevention initiatives and health promotion programs designed to maintain a leadership position in driving member responsibility for their health care.

·Support development of Health Promotion department strategies and reports.  Maintain current, accessible and useful methods of documenting and evaluating programs. Compile and prepare monthly reports representing activities, productivity, cost savings and recommendations.

·Participate in projects or workgroups to assist UCare HEDIS Ratings. Manage UCare efforts in preventative health initiatives; including behavior change and preventative quality health improvement goals. Provide ongoing monitoring, evaluation and issue resolution of assigned projects. Develop key objectives, activities, outcome and process measurement plans.  Manage within budget and deliverable dates.

·Collaborate with public health and community organizations on public health and community initiatives.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in Health Education, Public Health or equivalent degree required.

Required Experience

Experience with maternal health, child and teen services and car seat education. Experience in a health delivery setting, such as health department, physician group, nonprofit agency, health plan or community clinic including experience in administrative or project management.

Preferred Experience

One year experience working with diverse populations such as Somali, Hmong, Latino, or African American. Health prevention program development experience preferred. Master's degree in Health Education, Public Health or equivalent.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 7th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.



Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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