Health Equity Program Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 23, 2020
Oct 07, 2020
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.


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.




UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.


Working at UCare is more than 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. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for 11 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


Position Description

This position is responsible to support, coordinate, develop and lead UCare's efforts to advance health equity. Support the progress toward UCare being the leader in providing all members a path to the best health for their lives with the goal of becoming the health plan leader in addressing the integration of social and medical needs. Important in this strategy is uncovering lack of health equity or the presence of health disparities in the members and communities UCare serves. Collaborate with existing UCare areas and have a dotted line reporting relationship to the Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer.

• Coordinate the planning, development and implementation of UCare programs to address health disparities, and advance health equity and community health. Collaborate with areas across UCare to incorporate existing resources and exploration of new opportunities.

• Support and collaborate internally with population health, community relations, and other areas whose work involves addressing health disparities, and advancing health equity and community health.

• Equip UCare leaders with an understanding of health disparities, health equity and community health.

• Support UCare leaders to develop strategies, tailored to their areas, that address health disparities, and advance health equity and community health.

• Develop and maintain an inventory of community-based and governmental organizations and resources for UCare collaboration on health disparities, health equity and community health. Develop processes for the use of this inventory internally.

• Connect with external groups that are addressing health disparities, health equity and community health.

• Coordinate UCare's work with members, communities and outside organizations to understand and co-develop solutions to address identified gaps in health equity.

• Identify existing and create forums or opportunities for UCare and community members who have been impacted by inequities to come together, describe their experiences and challenges and participate in co-creation of solutions aimed at reducing disparities.

• Organize a network of leaders that are addressing health disparities and advancing health equity and community health to inform the work of UCare and other health plans.

• Facilitate the data collection, tracking and reporting of outcomes for UCare strategies to address health disparities, and advance health equity and community health

• Maintain knowledge of industry trends and practices.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in public health, social sciences, or other health care related field required. Master's degree preferred.

Required Experience

Five years of experience working in the field of public health, health disparities, and health equity. Experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with diverse internal and external stakeholders. Program management experience.

Preferred Experience

Experience working in the field of community health improvement.


The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, 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.

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