The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is the national membership organization for the nation’s federally qualified health centers (also known as FQHCs or Community Health Centers). Health centers are nonprofit, community-directed health clinics that provide access to high-quality, culturally competent, and comprehensive care to people living in medically underserved areas. NACHC strengthens the health center movement through advocacy, training, and technical assistance, clinical and operations support. NACHC is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
The Deputy Director of State Policy will manage, develop, and advise on state-based policy issues, training and technical assistance that contributes to the expansion and enhancement of health care access and delivery, and establish resources that help health centers effectively advance policies and promising practices to fulfill their mission.
Work in coordination with the Director of Regulatory Affairs to develop and execute NACHC’s state policy priorities, including creating national coordination on key health center issues.
Provide technical assistance to state primary care associations and health centers on state Medicaid reimbursement policy, including State Plan Amendments, 1115 waivers, and alternative payment models.
Familiarity working on issues related to safety-net providers, rural health, social determinants of health, and/or medically underserved communities.
Track state health policy legislation and develop educational resources to support health center advocacy.
Regularly lead presentations for external audiences providing in-depth policy knowledge on relevant health policy topics in briefings, conference sessions, webinars, and conference calls.
Develop relationships and engage with national state-based organizations.
Limited amount of travel to NACHC conferences or other relevant meetings.
Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) degree in public policy, public health, or a related field, with 6 years of professional experience.
Previous work experience related to Medicaid, reimbursement policy, community health centers, and/or knowledge of health policy issues
Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals, including health equity and the health center mission.
About National Association of Community Health Centers
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) was founded in 1971 to “promote efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all.”What We Do NACHC:Serves as the leading national advocacy organization in support of community-based health centers and the expansion of health care access for the medically underserved and uninsured.Conducts research and analysis that informs both the public and private sectors about the work of health centers, their value to the American health care system and the overall health of the nation’s people and communities – both in terms of costs and health care outcomes.Provides training, leadership development and technical assistance to support and strengthen health center operations and governance.Develops alliances and partnerships with the public and private sectors to build stronger and healthier communities.NACHC also works closely with chartered State and Regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to fulfill their shared health care mission and support the growth and development of community-based health center programs.