Health Forward Foundation is an independent public charity foundation whose mission is to use leadership, advocacy, and resources to eliminate barriers and promote quality health for the under-served and uninsured. Health Forward’s service area encompasses Kansas City, Missouri, and Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette counties in Missouri; and Johnson, Wyandotte and Allen counties in Kansas. The foundation is exempt from federal income tax under the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is classified as a supporting organization under section 509(a)(3).
HEALTH FORWARD’S POLICY WORK
Investments do not adequately meet the health needs of our community. Since inception Health Forward has used its position to effect policy change to achieve our mission of eliminating barriers to health for the uninsured and underserved. In addition to giving approximately $22 million annually in grants to nonprofit organizations, Health Forward supports policy advocacy and system change at local, state, and national levels to advance our mission. In doing so, we acknowledge that health is not distributed equally.
Accordingly, a strategic imperative exists for Health Forward to shape and advocate for policies that address the structural and systemic factors which distribute power, money, and resources unequally. Such policies ultimately impact health and health outcomes. The complex issues and injustices at the intersection of health, race, income, and wealth call for action as we seek to catalyze change in our service area and effectively advocate that health belongs to everyone.
DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
Health Forward Foundation is currently seeking a Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives who will be responsible for establishing the strategy for Health Forward’s policy priorities and executing a plan to fulfill those objectives through direct lobbying, grantmaking, and strategic partnerships and initiatives. This position will strategically raise Health Forward’s presence, influence, and impact in the policy environment at local, state, and national levels with a central focus on the nexus of health, economics and equity.
This role acts as Health Forward’s policy spokesperson and point of contact for policy and civic engagement activities and policy-related grantmaking. The Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives manages Policy Associates, oversees the foundation’s position on relevant public policy issues, and works closely with the President and CEO to formulate biennial policy agendas, engage policymakers, and a broad array of stakeholders in Health Forward’s work.
Strategy Development and Execution
External Affairs and Direct Lobbying
Education and Experience
A competitive compensation package, commensurate with the experience level, credentials and personal characteristics of the candidate will be offered.
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