Policy Analyst, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Program

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary dependent upon experience.



Application Deadline:



29 E. Madison Street
Suite 602
United States


Organization Overview:

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.


Health & Medicine has played an important role in developing the Illinois ACE Response Collaborative which promotes public dialogue, public policy, education and program development to address the impact of ACEs in Illinois adults and children.

Position Scope:

Working with the Director of ACEs, the Policy Analyst will research, analyze, and advocate policy reform opportunities around ACEs issues. The Policy Analyst will provide support for the work of the Illinois ACE Response Collaborative and the Director of ACEs to address trauma as a critical public health issue across generations.   

Health & Medicine is seeking an individual who will focus on health reform and public health policy issues using a combination of health policy research, analysis, social epidemiology, and advocacy skills with a commitment to social justice and the goal of health equity.



·        Conduct research on adverse childhood experiences, trauma, toxic stress, intergenerational transmission of trauma, historical trauma, protective factors, and resiliency, with a focus on equity and social justice; Highlight links between systemic oppression and trauma responses in certain populations to tailor interventions appropriately.

·        Research best practices to build resiliency and prevent ACEs.

·        Assist in organizing and convening partners, including policy leaders, community members, and health providers, in stakeholder meetings and regional forums to develop policy and advocacy agendas.

·        Develop and implement program evaluation techniques, including online and paper surveys to assess the effectiveness of the policy development process.

·        Assist with framing, organizing, and conducting public forums on ACEs related policy; assist with preparation of trainings produced by the Illinois ACE Response Collaborative

·        Provide administrative support to committees of the Illinois ACE Response Collaborative, including maintaining committee contact lists; scheduling; distributing agendas, meeting documents, and reminders before meetings; attending meetings and recording minutes; and distributing minutes and follow up materials after the meetings; ordering food for meetings; supporting the co-chairs of the committees as necessary.

·        Provide administrative and clerical support to Director of the ACEs Program

·        Manage interest in the Collaborative and respond to information requests

·        Assist in the creation and dissemination of monthly newsletter

·        Document ongoing work of the Collaborative; Create more efficient processes to collect information as needed

·        Manage monthly reports and calendars

·        Develop research papers, policy briefs, factsheets, and presentations.

·        Disseminate and promote findings and recommendations broadly among policy makers, advocates, and media.

·        Other general administrative duties as assigned including editing, research, and fundraising and grant writing.



·        Master’s Degree, preferably in public health, public policy, social work, social policy, or related field.

·        2-3 years of experience in health policy development, advocacy, research, and/or organizing.

·        Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.

·        Capability to apply a social epidemiology orientation and skills to health-related policy issues preferred.

·        Ability to multi-task and work on several projects simultaneously.

·        Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with a team.

·        Interest in public health, healthcare access, health systems reform, health equity, social justice, and policy issues.

·        Strong writing, editing, and communication skills.


Work Environment:

·        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 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., some evening and weekend work required.

·        Health & Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.



Excellent benefits package including 100% employer-paid health, vision and dental insurance. 401K retirement plan available.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

To Apply:

·        Email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Ann Duffy at jobs@hmprg.org. Please write your name (Last, First) then “Policy Analyst” in the subject line of your e-mail. Incomplete applications will not be accepted

·        Deadline to apply is March 16, 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