Senior Program Officer, Improving Access (CHCF)

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford. CHCF's work is oriented around three goals:

  1. Improving access to coverage and care
  2. Promoting high-value care
  3. Laying the foundation for change


The senior program officer will play a significant role in developing a strategy and leading projects to improve access to coverage and care for Californians with low incomes. Specifically, the senior program officer will lead one of two bodies of work within the Access team: Medi-Cal Accountability or Telehealth. For Medi-Cal Accountability, CHCF works to advance policies and practices among state policymakers, program officials, and Medi-Cal managed care plans to ensure that all Medi-Cal enrollees have the same opportunity as other Californians to get timely, high-quality care, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or where they live. For Telehealth, CHCF seeks to ensure that the benefits of telehealth reach populations with low incomes throughout California, including patients who face technology and other barriers to telehealth, and to improve timely access to specialty care for Medi-Cal enrollees. Toward these aims, CHCF draws upon several approaches: using data to foster transparency and monitor program and plan performance; identifying and advocating for sound public policy and payment reforms; supporting innovation and spread in the safety-net delivery system; and supporting rigorous evaluations.

Our ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of safety-net programs and providers, experience with operational and strategic health care delivery systems, and other experience relevant to the Access team's work, as outlined above. The candidate will be collaborative, curious, analytical, a quick learner, driven to make an impact, dedicated to CHCF's mission, and accountable. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of health care in California, improve access to care, and enhance the lives of millions of Californians.


The full salary range for this position is $135,954 to $203,930 with a starting salary range of $135,954 to $152,948, commensurate with training and experience. The foundation provides a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and long- term care insurance; a cafeteria plan; commuter checks or paid parking; EAP and wellness programs; educational assistance; paid time off; and retirement benefits.


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The California Health Care Foundation is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting - a national strategic management consulting and search firm located in Oakland - for this search. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references) to [email protected] by 5 p.m. PT on Friday, January 15, 2021. Use the subject line: Senior Program Officer Search. Submission via one combined PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred. Resume review begins immediately.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2020-12-24 14:00:16 -0500