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Policy Analyst, Racial Equity and Health Policy/Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Last Updated: 7/19/21

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Policy Analyst

LOCATION: Washington, DC (Remote until September 2021)

STATUS: Full-Time

PROGRAM AREA: Racial Equity and Health Policy Program/Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured


The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a non-profit organization, is a leader in health policy analysis, polling and survey research, health journalism, and communication, dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. KFF serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.

The Kaiser Family Foundation is seeking a Policy Analyst who would work across two program areas – the Racial Equity and Health Policy (REHP) Program and the Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KPMU). The Policy Analyst will help develop and carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis related to health care disparities affecting people of color and underserved groups, efforts to advance health equity, Medicaid policy, health reform, and coverage for the low-income population. Qualified applicants should demonstrate strong analytic and communication skills and have knowledge of health and health care disparities and Medicaid policy.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct policy analysis, including review and synthesis of policy documents, proposals, regulations, or other secondary sources of information.
  • Synthesize data to perform quantitative analysis.
  • Write and prepare fact sheets, policy briefs, presentations and other documents and prepare figures, tables, charts and other data visualizations to effectively communicate key findings.
  • Keep abreast of new policy developments affecting health disparities, efforts to advance health equity and Medicaid policy.
  • Respond to external inquiries from the media, policymakers, stakeholders, and others in the policy community; present KFF’s work at meetings; and engage with the external community on social media.

Minimum Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience in public health, public policy, or a related field and some work experience in policy analysis or policy research, preferred.
  • Knowledge of health and health care disparities and factors driving them, as well as Medicaid policy issues.
  • Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis, with a preference for experience with statistical programming and analyzing survey data.
  • Ability to work independently on concurrent projects and balance multiple priorities, with strong project management skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze complex policy issues, summarize policy research, and effectively communicate key issues to lay audiences.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to communicate findings clearly through written documents and data visualizations, including tables, charts, and figures.
  • Ability to effectively work collaboratively in teams and to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal staff and members of the external policy and research community.

This full-time position will be based in KFF’s Washington, D.C. office, which is located downtown near Metro Center.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, and includes an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, contact information for three references, and a writing sample as separate attachments to, labeling your documents “LAST Name_First Name_Document Title.” Please write “Policy Analyst, Racial Equity and Health Policy Program/Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured” in the email heading.

KFF has an efficient applicant review process and will contact candidates who have applied for this position and whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job. No phone inquiries please.

It is the policy of KFF to actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace in every respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees in every phase of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

Company Details

San Francisco, California, United States
A leader in health policy analysis and health journalism, KFF is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. KFF develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partners...