Health Promotion Program Manager

7 days left

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 29, 2022
Dec 12, 2022
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 600,000 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 200 Workplace for 13 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.


Work Location: Office for Your Day

The health and safety of our employees, members, providers, and our community is our highest priority. Therefore, all new employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting at UCare, subject to limited exceptions such as for a sincerely held religious belief or for medical reasons.

Position Description

This position is responsible to lead UCare's Health Promotion department. Collaborate with Product Management, Quality Management, Clinical Services and Pharmacy Management units to achieve the health promotion, accreditation and growth goals of the health plan. Collaborate with internal departments, external partners, and other stakeholders to oversee and improve existing programming and develop new programs to address identified primary and secondary health care prevention, improvement and screening needs for all products.

• Manage Health Promotion Department budget. Oversee all financials for the Health Promotion unit, including contracts, invoices, and billing codes for medical services. Serve as primary contact for Legal department for contracts and Accounting department for budget.

• Manage Health Promotion programs and initiatives for all applicable UCare products and members, emphasis on member engagement outcomes and data driven analysis to include ROI of programming, including:

o Fitness benefits. Negotiate and maintain contracts with fitness clubs and processing clearinghouses. Serve as primary liaison with fitness vendors. Serve as business owner for UCare's fitness kits. Serve as internal expert on preventing falls for members.

o Mobile Dental Clinic. Implement and maintain the contract with University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Monitor budget, marketing and outreach efforts.

o Maternity Services (MOMS) program. In collaboration with Clinical services, work with business partners and/or vendors to provide services to pregnant members. Maintain Moms and Parents resources.

o Other activities. Manage other programs and initiatives, including but not limited to Food resource programs, over the counter, allowance programs, community education, Stretch & Stroll and tobacco cessation.

• Identify potential vendors for new health promotion offerings. Evaluate ability to provide services required, Collaborate with Purchasing to develop RFP's. Manage the contracting and negotiation process with vendors selected to provide services.

• Hire, supervise, train and evaluate Health Promotion staff.

• Ensure UCare's Health Promotion programs are implemented and managed in compliance with federal and state laws and rules. Manage regulatory approvals and requirements, develop and maintain corporate policies and procedures pertaining to Health Promotion activities, and monitor member rewards and incentives.

• Implement and maintain required NCQA activities. Maintaining relevant policies, procedures, processes and documentation to satisfy NCQA requirements.

• Provide subject matter expertise to key internal and external customers regarding Health Promotion programs and services and associated quality measures. Collaborate with public health and community organizations on public health and community initiatives of mutual interest.

• Work cross departmentally and with the Marketing member experience team to identify and coordinate all member outreach activities across all products to minimize redundancies and support effective messaging to members.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree or Master's degree preferred; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

Five years in a health delivery setting, such as physician group practice, health insurance, HMO, or community service agency including experience in an administrative/managerial. Three years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Experience

Experience with Medicare and Medicaid populations. Knowledge of local community service agency networks strongly preferred.


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.

JOB POST DATE: 09/28/2022

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