About the Trust

Job Openings

Health Policy Research and Communications Associate

Job description

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) seeks a Health Policy Research and Communications Associate to work with the public affairs team to help write, edit and release policy and public health research. Activities will include conducting policy research, writing portions of policy reports and other materials, and editing, fact-checking and reviewing report and report materials (graphics, charts, news releases, public statements, etc.).

Candidates must have strong research, policy and analytic skills – including the ability to understand federal and state policies; be able to clearly summarize and explain complex policy issues; and exceptional writing and editing skills including experience writing effectively for general audiences. 

TFAH is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. Some research focus areas at TFAH include prevention, obesity, infectious disease and other public health issues. Examples of TFAH reports and related materials – including projects under the purview of this position - are available at: http://www.tfah.org/reports/.  Position reports to Senior Communications Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:  three to five years of professional experience. Prior work experience in policy environments and advanced degree in relevant area are preferred (e.g. MPP, JD, Masters of Science in Health Policy).

Desired Experience/Skills:

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply, send resume, cover letter and salary history to alang@tfah.org.

NOTE: MUST SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST/COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION. 

________________________________________________________________________

Health Policy Analyst

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), seeks a Health Policy Analyst to work on policy development related to prevention and public health.  The major components of the work are:  conducting policy research; writing policy reports, grants, issue briefs and other materials; developing relationships with key stakeholders; and planning and executing expert policy meetings/convenings.

Candidates must have strong research, policy and analytic skills – including the ability to understand federal and state policies and the policy environments within the health, public health and other sectors; clearly summarize and explain complex policy issues; identify, evaluate and synthesize relevant and timely source material; and write clearly and effectively for both policy and general audiences. 

TFAH is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. Some focus areas at TFAH include population health, obesity, infectious disease and health equity. Examples of TFAH convenings are available at: http://healthyamericans.org/health-issues/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Future-of-Prevention-Summary_Final.pdf, http://healthyamericans.org/health-issues/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Mental-Health-Promotion-Working-Group-Summary.pdf and http://healthyamericans.org/health-issues/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Local-Health-Trusts-Convening-Summary.pdf.

The position reports to Director of Policy Development.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum three to five years of experience, particularly positions that required research, analysis and writing. Prior work experience in policy environments, preferably health policy. Advanced degree in a relevant area such as public health, public policy or health administration is preferred.

Desired Experience/Skills:

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply:  Send resume, cover letter, and salary history via e-mail to: golson@tfah.org.

Trust for America’s Health is an equal opportunity employer.  www.healthyamericans.org.