Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fund Establishes New Position

The Commonwealth Fund Office located in Washington D.C., has created a new position, Federal State Health Policy Officer within their Federal Health Policy program. The program on Federal Health Policy is designed to strengthen the link between the work of the foundation, including the Commission on a High Performance Health System and the Federal policy process.

The program focuses on the identification, development, evaluation, and spread of policies that expand access to affordable, high-quality, and efficient care—particularly for vulnerable populations while reducing health spending growth. The program provides outreach to states and promotes a healthy dialogue between federal and state officials on reform implementation issues.

This new position reports directly to Rachel Nuzum, Assistant Vice President for Federal Health Policy. The primary goal of the Federal State Health Policy Officer is to inform federal health policy makers about state innovations, as well as the impact of Federal health policy reform on state activities. At the same time, the Federal Health Policy Officer will help to identify issues that are relevant and timely to state policymakers as they implement health reform activities.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in a field related to health services research, or health policy, or health economics and five years related work experience with demonstrated health policy experience, plus experience working with government and organizations at the state and national level.

The candidate must have a strong background in health insurance coverage and policy, health services financing and delivery issues, quality improvement and efficiency, managed care, and availability and access to care. Health policy and research analytical skills require the ability to summarize and present information from different sources including quantitative sources.

A complete job description is available on To apply for the position of Federal State Health Policy Officer, include a CV or resume, cover letter, and salary history. Email this information to the VP, for Administration Diana Davenport at