Health Law Fellow (Los Angeles Office)

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Salary

Details: Commensurate with Experience; Generous Benefits

Published

09/28/2018

Address

3701 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 750
Los Angeles
California
90010
United States

Description

The National Health Law Program protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals. The oldest non-profit of its kind, NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state levels. Our offices (in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Carrboro, North Carolina) manage a broad array of national, state, and local advocacy efforts, ranging from complex analyses of federal and state laws, policy advocacy, litigation, continuing legal education, and individual technical support. We work with lawyers and advocates, community-based entities, federal and state policy makers, health care providers, and clients to address the needs of underserved people. We are committed to cultivating a work environment that empowers an exceptional and diverse staff and to advancing health equity in our substantive work.


Job Summary


We are seeking a full-time health law fellow to be based in the Los Angeles, CA office.  The fellow will provide legal and policy support with an emphasis on improving access to care for individuals, particularly underserved individuals, at risk of opioid-related harm. The ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills, familiarity with the Medicaid program and public health law, the ability to work individually and as a member of teams, and a demonstrated interest in using law to reduce disparities and improve health.


Primary Responsibilities:


·        Develop analyses concerning legal and policy developments, legislation and regulations in the areas of overdose prevention, access to Medicaid services, and other issues in NHeLP’s priority areas;

·        Track legislative, administrative, and clinical developments relevant to access to overdose prevention and access to evidence-based treatment, particularly as it affects quality, client-centered care in and for low-income communities;

·        Contribute to presentations, publications, and trainings on topics related to state efforts to reduce prescription drug overdose, access to substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and access to pain care and treatment, particularly as it affects quality, client-centered care in and for low-income communities;

·        Respond to requests for legal and policy analysis from staff as well as external sources including state practitioners and policymakers.


Additional Qualifications:


·        J.D. degree; MPH or related degree preferred but not required

·        Two to four years experience preferred

·        Knowledge of health law, especially Medicaid and laws affecting the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals

·        Knowledge of public health law, particularly in the area of overdose prevention

·        Excellent writing ability

·        A high level of independence and initiative, good judgment, creativity, and a willingness to work with others

·        Commitment to NHeLP’s mission

·        Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion required; experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work a plus


Term and Salary:

    

This is a temporary full time position. The position is available immediately and will

terminate July 31, 2019.  Competitive salary; generous benefits.


About NHeLP:


The National Health Law Program was established in 1969 as a national resource center on publicly funded health insurance programs and civil rights laws. With offices on both coasts, we manage a broad array of national, state, and local projects ranging from complex analyses of federal and state laws, class action litigation, and individualized technical support. We provide legal expertise to non-profit law offices and health organizations, as well as frame new legal theories and work with policy makers to implement programs grounded in the experience and needs of underserved people. NHeLP works on a day-to-day basis with other national and state advocacy and community-based organizations on strategy, analysis, litigation, and joint activities to address health access problems that imperil the ability of Americans, particularly low-income and underserved populations, to get the care they need. NHeLP is a member of the Network for Public Health Law, a nationwide initiative to increase the use and the effectiveness of public health laws in protecting, promoting and improving public health.


How to Apply


Email (preferred) send a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample tonhelp@healthlaw.org

Include in the subject line Health Law Fellow Position. Please add your name to each attachment sent. Example: JaneSmithCoverLetter.pdf, JohnSmithResume.pdf.

By Mail: Romon Brown, National Health Law Program, 3701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 750, Los Angeles, CA 90010


NHeLP is committed to a diverse staff. We welcome applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply

Benefits

This is a temporary full time position. The position is available immediately and will

terminate July 31, 2019.  Competitive salary; generous benefits. 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

nhelp@healthlaw.org
http://www.healthlaw.org

How to Apply


Email (preferred) send a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample tonhelp@healthlaw.org

Include in the subject line Health Law Fellow Position. Please add your name to each attachment sent. Example: JaneSmithCoverLetter.pdf, JohnSmithResume.pdf.


By Mail: Romon Brown, National Health Law Program, 3701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 750, Los Angeles, CA 90010


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