Policy Analyst

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

​Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 223932

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Policy Analyst to join its policy team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

The Policy Analyst will support the development and execution of PolicyLab’s work on the payment reform necessary to scale and sustain health care interventions that our research shows as supporting prevention and healthy development in early childhood and improving health equity. This position will have a strong focus on how Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and other public health coverage programs can support family-centered, dyadic, and integrated care models shown to improve the physical and behavioral health of children and caregivers. 

The position helps deliver on PolicyLab’s mission by aligning with and providing strategic capacity to the Center’s Intergenerational Family Services research portfolio, and supporting the development and execution of the center’s policy agenda to advance payment reform to improve health equity. The position will work collaboratively with the Health Policy Director and policy team; the HealthySteps pilot project and other relevant research project teams; Intergenerational Family Services portfolio leadership and researchers; and the PolicyLab communications team.

To conduct their work, the Policy Analyst will engage with internal and external stakeholders and manage the development of content (e.g., policy briefs, responses to public comments, blog posts) to advance the center’s policy priorities related to sustainable financing for preventative and intergenerational health care delivery. With a focus on evidence-based interventions that support healthy development in early childhood, the Policy Analyst will identify and develop connections with relevant initiatives and stakeholders, inform advocacy efforts, and assist in other work of the policy team as needed.

The position is ideal for a policy professional with experience related to Medicaid reform and innovation, maternal and child health, and state health policy. It also provides the opportunity to further develop skills in research translation and understanding of the research environment. The position reports to the Health Policy Director and will be subject to a hybrid working structure.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Health Policy Director to identify and deliver cross-cutting/longitudinal policy priorities - manage the necessary content development and convenings; support on implementation of stakeholder strategies, relationship-building, and outreach.
  • Work closely with Health Policy Director to identify regional state level priorities that relate to PolicyLab’s research interests and expertise, and work closely with team members and researchers to be responsive to opportunities.
  • Provide necessary analysis and writing capacity for special initiatives.
  • Provide technical writing capacity for PolicyLab to be responsive to rapid response opportunities.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree


Required Experience:

  • Five (5) years of health policy experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Master’s degree


Preferred Experience:

  • Seven (7) years of health policy experience
  • Three (3) years of writing experience
  • Three (3) years of experience in research related environment
  • Previous experience working on Medicaid/CHIP, payment and delivery reform, or state health policy

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of health policy.
  • Advanced proficiency with policy analysis.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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