Massachusetts Public Health Association

Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Metro West Region Licensing Inspector

Title: Metro West Region Licensing Inspector

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a self-motivated professional to provide regulatory oversight and expertise to licensees in the region. This individual will evaluate service delivery and administration of assigned licensees/applicants by reviewing submissions for licensure, conducting site visits, drafting reports, and assessing for completion of licensure and compliance with state and federal regulations.

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Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Director of Planning and Development

Title: Director of Planning and Development

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Director of Planning and Development for the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) oversees all of the Bureau’s program planning, systems development, and new pilot initiatives, in collaboration with the Bureau Director and senior managers. This includes development and implementation of the strategic plan, new program models, workforce development, evidence based practices, statewide support services, overdose prevention, federal grant writing and implementation, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant submission, the consumer input and consumer movement, the standards of care, women’s and family services, and identified priority populations.

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Message from MPHA President: Announcing Our New Executive Director

Dear Friend and Supporter,

We are excited to share with you that Carlene Pavlos will be joining us as the new Executive Director of the Massachusetts Public Health Association on April 1st.

Carlene has worked tirelessly for decades on improving the health of all residents of the Commonwealth. She is coming to us from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she has served as the Director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention. Carlene sees this opportunity with MPHA as a chance to continue the work she is passionate about, working with the big levers of policy and systems change and making an impact on the environment that people live in by addressing the root causes of injustice and health inequities. Read More

Job Posting for UMass Medical School: Data Analyst

Title: Data Analyst

Organization: UMass Medical School

Brief Summary of Position:

Under the general supervision of the department head, or designee, the Data Analyst will conduct data analyses and develop/ produce all related reports.  This position will provide information to leadership regarding state of the art data management systems and opportunities to enhance analyses, system integration and related databases.

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Job Posting for UMass Medical School: Healthcare Analytics Manager

Title: Healthcare Analytics Manager

Organization: UMass Medical School

Brief Summary of Position:

Under the general direction of the Director of the Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA) or designee, the Director of Clinical Analytics is responsible for planning, management, and evaluation of the analytics program. This position provides support and works collaboratively with the MassHealth Office of Providers and Plans, the MassHealth Office of Long Term Services and Supports, and the MassHealth Analytics unit.

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Job Posting for UMass Medical School: Sr Healthcare Data Analyst

Title: Sr Healthcare Data Analyst

Organization: UMass Medical School

Brief Summary of Position:

Under the general direction of Clinical Analytics or designee, the Sr. Healthcare Data Analyst needs to be insightful, detail-oriented professional with excellent analytical skills who is able to apply that skill set to data analysis, data mining and data management within a medically-oriented, dynamic analytic team.

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Job Posting for UMass Medical School: Policy Analyst

Title: Policy Analyst

Organization: UMass Medical School

Brief Summary of Position:

Under the general direction of an Associate, Senior Associate or Principal, the Policy Analyst is responsible for supporting the policy analysis, writing and research activities of the Center for Health Law and Economics by identifying, obtaining, organizing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, reviewing academic and professional literature, and gathering information from multiple sources on the costs, utilization, quality and access to health care and human services.

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Press Release: Health Care Providers, Mayors, Health Policy Leaders Press House to Save Successful Prevention Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2018
Contact: Maddie Ribble, 617-697-2107

Health Care Providers, Mayors, Health Policy Leaders
Press House to Save Successful Prevention Programs
Letter cites role of Prevention Trust in successful MassHealth transformation

In anticipation of a major debate on health care in the state House of Representatives this spring, a group of 27 health care provider organizations and health policy leaders today pressed Speaker Robert DeLeo to support continued funding for the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF). The letter is signed by coalition co-chairs Mayor Thomas Koch of Quincy and Mayor Linda Tyer of Pittsfield, each of whom has seen the direct benefit of PWTF in their communities. Additional signers include representatives of the MA Health and Hospitals Association, the MA Medical Society,  the MA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the MA League of Community Health Centers, the MA Health Council, Health Care For All, and the MA Association of Community Health Workers.

“Massachusetts is a national leader in health care and public health, but we risk taking a major step backwards if we don’t take action to soon to save these successful programs,” said Maddie Ribble, Director of Public Policy for the Massachusetts Public Health Association. “This is no time to abandon what works.” An independent evaluation from Harvard Catalyst  concluded that “PWTF appears to be a very sound investment from the point of view of improving outcomes and controlling costs.” Yet, all PWTF partnerships will be shuttered by June 2018 without legislative action.

The letter cites the importance of community-based prevention programs to the success of new MassHealth accountable care organizations (ACOs). These new provider organizations will be responsible for the total cost of care for MassHealth patients, yet lack a comprehensive toolbox to address the root causes of poor health among their members.

“Sunsetting PWTF now would undermine our efforts and limit our impact,” said Christina Severin, CEO of Community Care Cooperative (C3), an accountable care organization comprised of 15 community health centers. “C3 and our ACO colleagues across the state are innovating to improve quality and reduce costs for health care consumers, and we’re optimistic about what we can achieve over the next five years. But in order to improve health outcomes and address the factors in communities which drive up health care costs, ACOs can’t go it alone. PWTF is a successful model of a true community-clinical partnership that should be continued and expanded. Working hand-in-hand with ACOs and other clinical partners, PWTF can dramatically improve health outcomes, reduce health disparities, and further our shared objectives in effectively managing health care costs.”

PWTF was established by the legislature in 2012 as part of the last major health care legislative package. Funded at $57 million over the five years, it has supported nine regional partnerships to implement evidence-based clinical and community services to prevent health complications and costs associated with four common health conditions: pediatric asthma, falls among older adults, hypertension, and tobacco use.

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Click here for PDF of Press Release, 2.12.18

Click PWTF Sign on Letter to Speaker DeLeo 2.12.018

Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Compliance Administrator for Determination of Need Program

Title: Compliance Administrator for Determination of Need Program

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is seeking a qualified individual dedicated to public health, and systems change in the Commonwealth’s health care space work as part of a small analytical group where creativity is valued. This team member will focus on the development of systems to implement new compliance and accountability provisions including new reporting requirements that are a part of both the Department of Needs (DoN) analysis and recommendation. The Compliance Administrator will work with information technology, population health, and other staff to harness existing resources to support the twin goals of transparency and accountability for DoN. In collaboration with the team, the incumbent will develop standards and measurable benchmarks against which the DoN application will be assessed and reviewed over time, and to determine how DoN will support the Commonwealth’s goals of cost containment and delivery system reform.

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Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Epidemiologist II

Title: Epidemiologist II

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is seeking a qualified individual dedicated to public health, quality of life and safety to provide guidance for analytical and evaluation activities and to conduct epidemiological and statistical analyses of data to determine trends. The Data Analyst will recommend standards and conduct data quality assurance and control; and will also provide epidemiological criteria for generation of unsolicited reports to providers for purposes of quality improvement.

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