The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is the national membership organization for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Health centers deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services to the nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families. The health center model integrates primary care with access to pharmacy, mental health, substance use disorder, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care. NACHC strengthens the health center movement through advocacy, training, and technical assistance, clinical and operations support. NACHC is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
The Regulatory Affairs Manager is a full-time, Alexandria, Virginia-based position that reports to the Policy & Regulatory Affairs Director. Regulatory Affairs is a department within NACHC’s Public Policy and Research (PPR) Division. This position has the opportunity to work on a broad range of policy issues impacting community health centers, including Medicaid, Medicare, health IT, and health equity.
- Works closely with the Regulatory Affairs Deputy Director to execute NACHC’s regulatory policy agenda by monitoring, analyzing, and responding to policy developments and regulations issued by Federal agencies impacting FQHCs, and other stakeholders.
- Assist with drafting template comment letters, memorandums, and policy briefs for NACHC members.
- Track proposed and finalized regulations from Federal Government agencies like: CMS, ONC, HRSA, SAMHSA, and others.
- Support NACHC’s Health IT policy portfolio and work in conjunction with NACHC’s Clinical Affairs Division.
- Draft policy summaries, blogs, and newsletters for community health centers, primary care associations, health center-controlled networks, and other stakeholders.
- Assist with national compliance webinars, membership policy calls, and other stakeholder education opportunities.
- Attend policy briefings and coalition meetings on behalf of NACHC.
- Approximately 15– 20% travel required.
Qualifications for Position
- BA or BS degree (required), Masters Degree is a plus.
- At least three years of relevant public policy/regulatory experience.
Skills and Knowledge Required
- Understanding of health policy issues relevant to health centers, including underserved patient populations and safety-net providers.
- Familiarity with the Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal programs and policies that impact health centers.
- Strong written, verbal and analytical skills.
- Ability to work in fast paced environment and juggle multiple tasks.
- Public speaking skills.
- Ability to work independently, self-motivated, and receptive to feedback.
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