Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG) began in 1981 as an independent non-profit health policy and advocacy center in Chicago working to improve the health of all people in Illinois by promoting health equity. Its Center for Long-Term Care Reform promotes a just system of long-term services and supports that enables people to live according to their own values and goals without exploiting others.
The Director of the Center for Long-term Care Reform reports to the Executive Director and will work in collaboration with state agencies, advocacy groups, consumers, caregivers, legislators, board members, and providers to provide leadership and promote the development of an accessible, affordable, comprehensive, and high-quality long-term care system in Illinois that emphasizes care in the community. The Director will work to advance health care and social service integration through collaboration and coordination between systems of care that prioritize the goals and needs of people and social supports.
The Director will be responsible for analyzing local, state and national efforts to reform the design, delivery, and financing of long-term care, by researching policy issues; developing content for policy briefs and reports, and social media, and website content; organizing symposia and roundtables; and supporting and developing a wide range of activities of Health and Medicine’s Center for Long-Term Care Reform with particular emphasis on people with chronic and complex health needs including older people, people with mental illness, substance use issues, and people with disabilities.
Project of focus within the Center for Long-Term Care includes:
The Behavioral Health-Primary Care Integration Learning Collaborative, a project that convenes primary care providers, behavioral health providers, residential providers, hospital providers, payers, and advocates to share model designs, experiences, and research related to behavioral-primary health care integration; to develop, test, and continuously improve implementation models; and to disseminate findings.
Research and monitor local and national policies affecting long-term care for people with chronic and complex health needs including older people, people with mental illness, substance use issues, and people with disabilities (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid, caregiver support, workforce development, etc.)
Investigate best practices in long-term care
Synthesize and promote findings to inform policy including organizing symposia/conferences on a variety of long-term care issues
Design and develop Long-term care content for Health & Medicine’s website
Participate in legislative advocacy and state work groups and coalitions
Assist in program evaluation and other research projects
Supervise undergraduate and graduate student interns
General administrative duties as assigned including editing, fundraising/grant writing
Work to advance health equity in cross collaboration with other Health & Medicine programs
Identify other areas for the Center to advance long-term care reform
Other duties as needed
Specific Responsibilities (Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative)
Review and synthesize best practices for behavioral-physical health integration and formulate policy recommendations
Ongoing research on behavioral-physical health integration and quality improvement
Identify experts to perform didactic education component of the Learning Collaborative
Facilitate peer-to-peer learning and networking component of the Learning Collaborative
Schedule and facilitate regular conference calls
Assist with scheduling, organizing, and conducting public forums of the Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative
Master’s Degree, preferably in public health, public policy, social work, social policy, disability studies, or related field
Four to eight years of experience in health policy and knowledge of Illinois’ public health infrastructure preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to articulate and attend to big picture issues while managing detailed daily concerns
Self-starting and self-directed work habits
Familiarity with long-term care, aging and disability issues
Knowledge of local, state, and federal public policies and programs affecting healthcare for underserved populations
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse coalitions
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Power point and Outlook)
Strong research and editing skills
Ability to multi-task and work on several projects simultaneously
Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with a team
Ability to attend meetings/focus groups across the state
Interest in health, social justice and policy issues
Interest in behavioral health , aging, health systems reform, and program evaluation
Experience in a position that required writing on complex policy issues preferred
Experience in a position that required support and coordination of a coalition or collaborative preferred
Work is normally performed in a typical office work environment
Sitting for extended periods is required
Local travel to off-site locations throughout Chicago and suburbs occasionally required
National travel occasionally required
Work week is generally 9am – 5pm, some evening and weekend work required.
Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits including 100% employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance. 401K available.
Email a cover letter, resume, and wage requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write your name (Last, First) then “LTC Director” in the subject line of your e-mail. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
Deadline to apply is February 23, 2018.
No phone calls. Recruiters please do not contact this job poster.
Health & Medicine is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity among our board and staff and volunteers. We recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected status.