The purpose of the Connecticut Health Foundation fellowship program is to develop diverse leaders in the state who have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable health systems, organizations, and communities. The long-term goal is to have a cohort of fellows working independently and collaboratively to influence systems change through targeted health equity advocacy for people of color in Connecticut.
The Health Equity Advocacy Fellow will be based at GHLA. The Fellow will spend two years completing and documenting a series of rotations with a variety of organizations and agencies in Connecticut that have a demonstrated track record in Medicaid and/or health equity-related advocacy, including one rotation at GHLA working with legal services policy advocates.
The successful Fellow will gain leadership knowledge and skills regarding how policy change and advocacy can be used to effectively advance health equity with a focus on Medicaid issues. The focus will be on how systems can give rise to health inequity and how changing systems can create real, sustainable solutions to highly complex problems.
Qualifications of the Health Equity Advocacy Fellow with Focus on Medicaid Advocacy:
Bachelors degree; plus graduate degree in public health, medicine, law, public administration or related field, or extensive experience working in the public health or public policy arena,
Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills,
Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including ability to self-direct
Personal attributes including:
o dedication to high ethical standards
o the ability to engender confidence and trust
o self-motivation, strong work ethic, and commitment to working as a team
o the ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals
o individual plans for incorporating the fellowship experience into specific, long-term career goals
The Health Equity Advocacy Fellow with Focus on Medicaid Advocacy will be given needed guidance and be expected to engage in these High Priority Roles and Responsibilities:
Listen to key constituents and stakeholders, while seeking out the perspectives of those impacted by the unequal delivery of health care
Collaborate and establish networks
Engage in meaningful and informed discussions regarding health and benefits issues and the impact of health inequities
Research existing literature and learn about substantive systemic health equity issues, with a particular focus on health inequities and Medicaid advocacy
Develop and enhance leadership skills
Write and speak accessibly and persuasively about health equity issues
Identify opportunities for systemic advocacy, recognize barriers and problem solve
Advocate regarding health inequities and Medicaid policy
Structure of the Fellowship: The Health Equity Advocacy Fellow will spend approximately half a day a week at the Connecticut Health Foundation, and at least one day a week and one rotation during the fellowship at GHLA working on health equity and benefits-related systemic advocacy issues.
The purpose of the Connecticut Health Foundation fellowship program is to develop diverse leaders in the state who have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable health systems, organizations, and communities. The…
CONFIDENTIAL Application Process:
To encourage all interested and highly qualified applicants to apply, the hiring process will be confidential. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, however, candidates are urged to submit their materials by February 29, 2020.
Interested candidates should submit a letter expressing in detail your interest in the position of Health Equity Advocacy Fellow with a Focus on Medicaid Advocacy, and what you believe you can contribute to the future of health equity advocacy. The letter should be accompanied by a current resume, two writing samples and three references. Materials should be emailed to HealthEquityFellow@ghla.org.
GHLA is an equal opportunity employer and is a signatory to the Connecticut Legal Community’s Diversity and Inclusion Pledge. Excellent salary and benefits. This is a full-time grant-funded time-limited two-year position.
CONFIDENTIAL Application Process:
To encourage all interested and highly qualified applicants to apply, the hiring process will be confidential. Applications will be accepted…