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Job Title: Program Manager
Job Number: JR03783
Organization: The University of Chicago
Posted: 1/9/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Other
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chicago,  IL    USA
Position Description: The Program Manager will work closely with the Finding Answers team to develop and deliver the latest iteration of the program; Advancing Equity Through Aligning Medicaid Managed Care Plans, Providers, and States. The program will include a learning collaborative and technical assistance activities directed at state Medicaid agencies, Medicaid managed care plans, and healthcare organizations/systems. The program is designed to discover and disseminate best practices and healthcare policy recommendations for the integration of disparities-focused payment and health care delivery reform interventions into real world activities to reduce health and healthcare disparities.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required.

Masters degree preferred.

Three years of relevant health or health services research or technical assistance delivery experience required.??

Four years of relevant experience providing consultation services and technical assistance programming to state Medicaid agencies, Medicaid managed care organizations, and/or healthcare delivery organizations preferred.

Working knowledge of health care and health outcome disparities and policy issues preferred.

Experience with or knowledge of health care research preferred.

Experience writing for a Web-based audience preferred.

Ability, with proven experience, to interact effectively with at least one subset of target populations and communities of Finding Answers and health disparities research and implementation efforts of the University of Chicago preferred.

Experience managing projects with external vendors preferred. ???

Organization Description: This position will support a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2005, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched Finding Answers to identify practical steps to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. Over ten years, the program managed a $16 million portfolio that funded evaluations of innovative projects across the country aimed at reducing racial and ethnic health care disparities, initially focusing on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression.

Finding Answers produced numerous systematic reviews and established best practices as a leader in the field. The Finding Answers program’s core goals were to find promising solutions to reduce disparities, encourage the spread of best practices and create an evidence-based, practical framework to help health care providers design their own interventions to reduce disparities. Finding Answers quickly translated evidence into action and disseminated information, best practices, and tools to health care systems to help them recognize and act upon equity and as an integral and crucial part of health care quality improvement.

The program expanded its investigation efforts to incorporate value-based health care payment changes with delivery system redesigns to reduce disparities in health care and outcomes. The program provided technical assistance and direction to three grantees charged with designing and implementing new care delivery and payment models that build-in a financially supported focus on equity. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the grantee projects discovered best practices for developing and implementing disparities interventions within the context of new and emerging payment models.

In its upcoming work Finding Answers will identify and disseminate best practice and policy recommendations for aligning state Medicaid agencies, Medicaid managed care organizations (payers), and healthcare delivery organizations and systems to achieve integrated value-based health care payment and delivery system redesigns to reduce disparities in health care and outcomes. More information can be found at

Closing Date: 4/9/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Scott Cook,  Program Manager
Contact Location: 5841 S. Maryland Ave.
MC 2007 / Room B208
Chicago   IL  60637
United States
Contact Location: 5841 S. Maryland Ave.
  MC 2007 / Room B208
  Chicago   IL  60637
  United States
Contact Phone: 773-702-2864 
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How to Apply: Apply through the University of Chicago job seekers website at Search for position/posting number: JR03783

Direct Link: US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Program- Manager_JR03783

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Web Site Delete Date: 4/9/2019