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- Program Officer - Empowering Health Care Consumers, USA

New York State Health Foundation

Program Officer - Empowering Health Care Consumers

New York, New York


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.


Reporting to the Vice President for Programs, 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. Additionally, the new Program Officer will contribute to the Foundation’s communications efforts, policy research products, advocacy efforts, and internal operations in support of NYSHealth’s broader goals to achieve better health for all New Yorkers.


The ideal candidate will bring deep knowledge of patient/consumer engagement and person-centered care frameworks and interventions; solid understanding of policies and best practices regarding issues such as price and quality transparency, patient activation, and shared decision-making. S/he will also have 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. 



The New York State Health Foundation has retained the search services of NPAG. Associate Vice President Carolyn Ho and Senior Associate Cara Pearsall are leading the search. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary expectations and where you learned of the position should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. 


The New York State Health Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and values having a diverse staff. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.


Job posted on 19th October 2017

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