The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking a strategic and well-organized team member to lead the day-to-day implementation of a variety of diabetes prevention and management policy, program, and systems change initiatives. The position will support implementation of healthcare system-related strategies and partnerships that are part of the Chicago Collaboration to Advance Reach Equity and Systems (Chicago CARES) to Prevent Diabetes initiative. The position will also support expansion of systems-change initiatives that support and sustain diabetes prevention and management services as part of the Illinois CARES to Prevent Diabetes initiative throughout the state. The position is full-time exempt and reports to the Director of the Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives. IPHI’s standard work week is 37.5 hours.
To apply: Please visit our website, link here, to apply. Complete applications must include a resume, cover letter, writing sample and completion of an online questionnaire. Unfortunately, incomplete applications cannot be reviewed. The cover letter should compare your qualifications, experiences and interests to the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to promote prevention and improve public health systems to maximize health, health equity and quality of life for the people of Illinois. Across Illinois and the nation, IPHI provides convening, facilitation, training, policy advocacy, outreach, information sharing, and technical assistance to foster multi-sector community collaborative health transformation initiatives. With an annual budget of more than $8 million and more than 30 talented staff leaders, IPHI works with numerous partners, contractors, consultants, and foundations to achieve our vision that all people and communities, especially those that experience health, social and racial inequities, are able to achieve their optimal health, supported by an effective multi-sectoral public health system.
Chicago CARES and Statewide Diabetes Prevention Systems Development
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI), in close collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), leads the Chicago Collaboration to Advance Reach, Equity, and Systems (Chicago CARES) to Prevent Diabetes. Funded through a five-year Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement (through September 2023), Chicago CARES is a multi-sector effort to expand access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) and telehealth-enabled diabetic retinopathy screening in Chicago community areas that have a disproportionate diabetes burden and lack sufficient preventive services. In addition, IPHI is partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to advance engagement of healthcare providers, Medicaid participants, and Medicaid managed care organizations to expand access to the NDPP. The program seeks to:
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary focus of this position is to implement the healthcare systems and payor strategies for both the statewide and Chicago-focused initiatives. This includes leading a capacity building effort with NDPP providers and regional partners to increase enrollment of Medicaid clients in NDPPs; supporting the engagement of healthcare providers/clinical teams in quality improvement initiatives to screen, test, and refer clients to NDPPs; working with consultants and partners to engage Medicaid/Medicaid managed care plans in raising awareness of and expanding access to the NDPP; and strengthening a systems-approach to NDPP referrals.
Relationship Management and Communication
Strategy, Planning and Program Development
Continuous Improvement and Evaluation
Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have:
IPHI is a collegial workplace whose mission is to partner to more effectively improve health. Staff must be able to work well in a team and collaboratively with external partners.
Compensation: $61,000 - $67,000 annual salary depending on experience and qualifications. IPHI offers competitive benefits that include health, dental and disability insurance; sick and vacation time; a paid parental leave benefit; and a retirement plan with employer matching contributions.
Location: The position is located in Chicago, however, IPHI will consider an Illinois-based remote candidate for this position. IPHI operates a hybrid office work model where staff work in the office two days per week, and individuals may work in the office or remotely the other three days per week. Ongoing COVID safety protocols are in place, including wearing of Kn95 masks in common spaces/when working with others.
Travel: Occasional travel may be required, mostly in Chicago. Some statewide or national travel may also be needed.
Starting Date: Immediate.
IPHI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is actively seeking and encouraging applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and/or people who are LGBTQIA.
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The Illinois Public Health Institute is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other personal characteristic not relevant to the posted position.