New York State Health Foundation

Program Officer, Empowering Health Care Consumers

New York, NY

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Website: New York State Health Foundation

With an exceptional ten-year grantmaking history and mission of improving the health of all New Yorkers, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is seeking applications and nominations for a new Program Officer – Empowering Health Care Consumers. As New York’s only statewide health foundation, NYSHealth offers a unique platform for change and impact spanning urban, suburban, and rural health challenges. In 2016, NYSHealth launched the Empowering Health Care Consumers program area. The new Program Officer will support the Vice President for Programs and work with the Empowering Health Care Consumers team to further develop the Foundation’s newest program area. With a unique focus on catalyzing change in the health care system through an informed, empowered, and engaged consumer, NYSHealth aims to amplify the voice of health care consumers and increase the information and tools available so that patients are active participants in their own health and health care and have a seat at the table to help drive and inform decisions that affect health care.

The new Program Officer will play a unique role in further developing this new portfolio of work and will be responsible for grantmaking recommendations and grantee oversight across the two core strategies of this area: 1) Promoting Information Transparency and 2) Engaging Patients as Partners. S/he will develop external relationships that advance the portfolio’s work with thought leaders, key stakeholders, and policymakers, leveraging the Foundation’s ability to convene a broad array of partners to develop shared solutions that improve the health of all New Yorkers. The ideal candidate will bring deep content knowledge in consumer empowerment and patient engagement, expert project management skills, strong interpersonal skills and a collegial style, and the ability to effectively communicate the Foundation’s mission and goals to grantees and other stakeholders. An advanced degree in health, public health, public policy, or a relevant discipline is required.

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