Programs Associate, National Health Council

Department: Research and Programs
Reports to: Senior Director, Research and Programs

Created by and for patient organizations 100 years ago, the National Health Council (NHC) brings diverse organizations together to forge consensus and drive patient-centered health policy. We promote increased access to affordable, high-value, sustainable health care. Made up of more than 140 national health- related organizations and businesses, the NHC’s core membership includes the nation’s leading patient organizations. Other members include health-related associations and nonprofit organizations including the provider, research, and family caregiver communities; and businesses representing biopharmaceutical, device, diagnostic, generic drug, and payer organizations.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Provide logistical support for the NHC’s value initiative (e.g., scheduling meetings, organizing advisory boards, taking and/or distributing meeting minutes, compiling materials for programs)
  • Provide general administrative support (e.g., copying, filing, managing databases, performing relevant record keeping, making travel arrangements, processing reimbursement, and assisting with office-wide administrative tasks)
  • Drafting/editing and sending routine correspondence and memoranda, and assisting with drafting letters and other materials such as fact sheets, reports, and slide presentations
  • Assist with preparing written reports, white papers, slide presentations, proceedings, posters, etc., to disseminate NHC research and programmatic efforts
  • Provide event support (e.g., organizing preparation sessions, materials, and assisting with speaker preparation) for trainings, roundtables, Science of Patient Engagement Symposium, etc.
  • Assist in preparing grant and other funding and sponsorship applications to support research and programmatic efforts
  • Conduct research and analysis related to ongoing NHC programs, especially value assessment and innovative payment models
  • Identify and track research and programmatic funding from government, philanthropic, and private industry organizations
  • Attend and prepare summaries on relevant hearings, briefings, coalition meetings, and conferences
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required experience/qualifications

  • Excellent writing and editing skills; experience drafting white papers and/or manuscripts
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to juggle multiple programs and projects, troubleshoot and keep timelines on track
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, both in person and virtually
  • Interest in economic assessment, innovative payment models, patient-centricity and patient engagement;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and CRM

Desirable experience/qualifications

  • Past work experience with economic evaluations, value assessment and/or innovative payment models, are a plus
  • Administrative or programmatic experience, preferably within a nonprofit, research or health organization, are a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree is required.

More Information

Application Process:

  • Applicants should submit the following items to [email protected]
  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s research experience and interests in economic/value assessment and innovative payment models, patient engagement, and the National Health Council
  • Resume
  • List of three references, with name, title, organization, email address and telephone number
  • Writing sample
  • Desired salary range