About Georgians for a Healthy Future: Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. With a mission to collaborate with communities and partners to lead policy change that advances health equity for all Georgians, GHF is the leading health advocacy and policy organization in Georgia. GHF accomplishes its mission through public education and outreach, coalition building and mobilization, strategic communications, policy and data analysis, and public policy advocacy.
GHF aims to reflect the diversity of Georgia in its staff, leadership, and stakeholders. Candidates who bring diversity to our team with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, health/disability status, age, or other characteristics are highly encouraged to apply for open positions when they are available.
Health Policy Analyst: Part-time contract position
Request for Proposal
Background and need
GHF’s permanent full-time health policy analyst (HPA) position is currently vacant. While we anticipate hiring to fill this position, the process will require several months. In the meantime, GHF seeks a part-time contract analyst to keep priority projects moving forward. The permanent, full-time HPA typically manages and supports several projects across a spectrum of health policy issues, including Medicaid, private market health insurance reforms (including the Affordable Care Act), mental health, healthy housing, disability, health equity, and public health. The Policy Analyst’s typical scope of work includes policy and program research; analysis of policies, regulations, and administrative data sets; dissemination of policy information to a variety of audiences; contributions to the design and preparation of issue briefs and other materials; project management; and collaborative work with other GHF staff and organizational partners to support the development of advocacy strategies that promote GHF’s policy priorities
GHF seeks a contract policy analyst to manage a portion of the HPA’s scope of work while we hire and onboard a permanent candidate.
- Receipt of proposals and contracting: as soon as possible
- Anticipated full contract: Nov. 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. Estimated 20-25 hours per week.
- Behavioral health (30% of time)
- Collaborate with partners to monitor and support implementation of Georgia Mental Health Parity Act, particularly as it pertains to MH parity in private and public health insurance plans
- Continue to collaborate with small working group to examine opportunities to increase funding and access to school-based MH/SUD services through Medicaid
- Regularly attend Mental Health Policy Partnership and Parity Collaborative meetings to maintain relationships with partner groups and monitor joint activities
- Healthy housing for people with developmental disabilities (30% of time)
- Maintain GHF’s relationships and presence among housing advocates and stakeholders by attending HouseATL coalition meetings and other key gatherings
- Coordinate with partners to advance GHF’s housing policy goals, including by educating priority legislators about the state Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
- Support graduate policy intern in creating a summary fact sheet of GHF’s research on housing for people with developmental disabilities
- Legislative advocacy (20% of time):
- Support planning and coordination of legislative panel at Health Care Unscrambled
- Attend and take notes at priority legislative committee hearings
- Collaborate with communications manager to write weekly legislative update emails summarizing bills and budget items of interest to GHF’s audiences
- If funding is awarded, create a project plan and coordinate initial implementation steps for a new policy evaluation and monitoring project
- Note: additional compensation will be negotiated for this deliverable, pending funding decision.
- Manage graduate policy intern
- Respond to acute/one-off policy questions & needs of GHF staff with research or connections to relevant policy experts
- Attend weekly staff meetings & huddles to provide progress updates and collaborate with GHF staff as needed
- As needed, represent GHF externally by attending policy briefings, coalition meetings, legislative hearings, and other convenings
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of public and private health insurance, health care systems, public health, and health equity
- Knowledge of Georgia’s policy environment and processes, and political landscape
- Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, research, and analytical skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with many different stakeholders and constituencies
- Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects, monitor progress, and achieve goals
- Ability to present policy and research information to a variety of audiences, including government officials and policymakers, in understandable language/terms
- Flexibility and an ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
- Strong commitment to race equity, and social and economic justice
- A graduate degree in public policy, law, economics, public health, or other relevant field strongly preferred; Bachelor’s degree required
- At least 3 years relevant experience
Location within Georgia is flexible. We anticipate that this contract position will work mostly remotely, with the understanding that they will be required to travel to GHF’s office, other in-person meeting locations, and/or the state Capitol at times during the contract period.
The anticipated compensation for this part-time contract will be $25,000.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample work to email@example.com with “Your Name—Contract Analyst” in the subject line.