Employment

Community Health Councils is a non-profit, community-based health advocacy, policy and educational organization. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits including medical, dental, vision and 403b plans; vacation, sick and holiday benefits. CHC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please email a Cover Letter, Resume and Complete Salary History (including all positions) as separate attachments to humanresources@chc-inc.org. Include the exact title of the position you are applying for in the Subject line of your email, e.g. “John Doe – Policy Analyst – Air Quality.”

Current job openings are listed below.

Enrollment Specialist - Health Coverage (posted 6/9/2014)

The Enrollment Specialist is responsible for successful implementation of activities under the Accessing Benefits for Children (ABC) Project which is funded through the Los Angeles Department of Public Health Children’s Health Outreach Initiative. The ABC Project seeks to improve health conditions and reduce the number of uninsured children in Los Angeles County Service planning area 6 and parts of 8 (Inglewood, Lennox, Gardena and Hawthorne) This position reports to the Project Coordinator.  The Enrollment Specialist is primarily responsible for helping families to determine their eligibility for and complete enrollment applications to low cost and free health care coverage programs and services.  The Enrollment Specialist is also responsible for following up with families to verify enrollment to utilization of and redetermination in health care coverage programs; this includes providing assistance to clients experiencing problems.  The Enrollment Specialist will conduct outreach activities including speaking one - on - one with clients, conducting presentation, and participating in health fairs/community events; as well as providing clients with referrals as needed.

Description:

Outreach & Education

  1. Develop presentations about health coverage options and coordinate presentations at outreach stations and with partner organizations
  2. Attend health fairs and community events to disseminate information about health coverage options and services offered.
Application Assistance
  1. Screen clients/families to determine eligibility for available health coverage programs
  2. Help clients/ families to complete health care applications they are eligible for
  3. Follow-up within 45 days of application assistance to verify enrollment and assist families experiencing problems
  4. Follow-up within 6 months of application assistance to verify utilization of services and assisting families experiencing problems
  5. Follow up within 11 months of application assistance and assist clients/families with redetermination application
Advocacy and support
  1. Coordinate referrals of DPSS and other Agencies/Health Programs
  2. Advocate on behalf of client when barriers exist and work with Project Coordinator to track systemic issues.
Data Collection
  1. Complete forms for intake and follow up activities.
  2. Inform or impact major policies or systems from the ground level up.
Skills:
  • Knowledge of health care coverage programs
  • Strong listening and communication skills    
  • Ability to create an open and friendly environment     
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated    
  • Basic Computer Skills including knowledge of MS Office (word/excel) and the Internet    
  • Fluent in Spanish    

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Associate’s Degree preferred    
  • Certified Enrollment Counselor (CEC) or ability to complete training and pass exam upon hiring
  • Automobile, CA driver’s license, car insurance      
  • 1-2 years’ experience with community issues, working with culturally diverse communities, which includes sub-groups

Policy Analyst - Environmental Health - Open Space (posted 5/8/2014)

The Policy Analyst for Open Space in the Environmental Health policy area provides support in linking policy and systems changes with enduring community-level investments that promote disease prevention and the elimination of health disparities. The objectives of the Environmental Health policy area include improved regulation and mitigation of local pollution sources; prioritization of vacant and underutilized land for the development of new green space, including parks and community gardens, through innovative partnerships and policies; streetscape improvements that encourage walking, biking, and active transportation; health-promoting land-use standards in community long-range planning documents; “healthy kids zones” around targeted schools; and multi-unit housing anti-smoking ordinances that don’t result in unnecessarily harmful collateral consequences.

This position will focus principally on open space issues. Responsibilities include monitoring and providing updates and analysis of key policy issues at national, state, county and local levels; developing policy agenda and priorities as defined by community and coalition partners; writing policy reports, issue briefs, and comment letters; developing and implementing advocacy strategies inclusive of community stakeholders; regular communication and dissemination of policy topics; participating in the publication of CHC’s monthly newsletter; and more.

Description:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Policy development and advocacy

  • Develop and produce policy reports, issue briefs, comment letters or similar materials to inform community members and policymakers
  • Research and maintain a database of relevant materials related to AQHC issues including news articles, regulations and/or best-practice models
  • Develop and publish policy briefs
  • Develop and publish white papers/issue briefs
  • Convene policy work groups per coalitions

Training and Education

  • Work with other staff and Policy Directors to provide planning and analysis for case study and other evaluation tools that documents process, successes/challenges, and lessons learned to share with other communities as well as project reporting
  • Conduct educational activities to build coalition advocacy capacity (some activities will be to assist the team)
  • Develop written community assessment reports

Policy Monitoring

  • Research, data collection, and analysis of relevant policies
  • Monitoring and providing updates and analysis of relevant policy issues at national, state, county, and city levels

Government and public relations

  • Work with staff, coalition members and key stakeholders to research and analyze environmental health policies
  • Work with other staff and Policy director to develop testimony and other input to local and state policy makers and stakeholders
  • Attend relevant meetings and provide updates/input to help inform CHC’s advocacy strategy
  • Support other staff in co-facilitating meetings, preparing materials for community meetings and other responsibilities

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with diverse communities, stakeholders, researchers, and government
  • Experience working in underserved and minority communities, particularly the South LA region
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the local area and statewide
  • Comfortable acting as an individual contributor and are self-motivated to work independently
  • Highly organized

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, public health, public policy or other health-related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of community-based experience including familiarity with coalition or meeting facilitation and Environmental Health issues and/or community-based organizations
  • Knowledge in public health, policy development, and legislative process
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, familiarity with GIS and STATA a plus

Policy Analyst - Healthcare Systems (posted 2/27/2014) The policy analyst for Healthcare Systems provides support in linking policy and systems changes with enduring community-level investments that promote disease prevention and the elimination of health disparities. The Healthcare Systems policy area at CHC works through local coalitions to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity in Los Angeles and California. Our objectives include the following policy priorities as they relate to low-income and under-served communities: (1) support and build the capacity of a comprehensive and sustainable system of care for South Los Angeles; (2) increase the knowledge, participation, and leadership role of consumers and stakeholders in policy and local resource development to address health disparities; (3) ensure equitable access to high-quality healthcare for the underserved; and (4) develop policies and systems changes that support the achievement of health equity.The policy analyst's responsibilities include monitoring and providing updates and analysis of key policy issues at national, state, county and local levels; developing the project’s annual policy agenda and priorities as defined by community and coalition partners; writing policy reports, issue briefs, and comment letters; developing and implementing advocacy strategies inclusive of community stakeholders; regular communication and dissemination of policy topics; participating in the publication of CHC’s monthly newsletter; and more. 

Description:
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Policy development and advocacy

  • Develop and produce policy reports, issue briefs, comment letters or similar materials to inform community members and policymakers
  • Research and maintain a database of relevant materials related to Healthcare Systems issues including news articles, regulations and/or best-practice models
  • Develop and publish policy briefs
  • Develop and publish white papers/issue briefs
  • Convene policy work groups, advisory committees, etc. for coalitions

Training and Education

  • Work with other staff and Policy Directors to provide planning and analysis for case study and other evaluation tools that documents process, successes/challenges, and lessons learned to share with other communities as well as project reporting
  • Conduct educational activities to build coalition advocacy capacity (some activities will be to assist the team)
  • Develop written community assessment reports

Policy Monitoring

  • Research, data collection, and analysis of relevant policies
  • Monitoring and providing updates and analysis of relevant policy issues at national, state, county, and city levels

Government and public relations

  • Work with staff, coalition members and key stakeholders to research and analyze policies
  • Work with other staff and Policy director to develop testimony and other input to local and state policy makers and stakeholders
  • Attend relevant meetings and provide updates/input to help inform CHC’s Healthcare Systems advocacy strategy
  • Support other staff in co-facilitating meetings, preparing materials for community meetings and other responsibilities

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with diverse communities, stakeholders, researchers, and government
  • Experience working in underserved and minority communities, particularly the South LA region
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the local area and statewide
  • Comfortable acting as an individual contributor and are self-motivated to work independently
  • Highly organized

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, public health, public policy, health administration, or other health-related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of community-based experience including familiarity with coalition or meeting facilitation and Healthcare Systems issues and/or community-based organizations
  • Knowledge in public health, policy development, and legislative process
  • Knowledge of health disparities, access to healthcare services, the safety-net healthcare system, healthcare financing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, familiarity with GIS and STATA a plus


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