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Policy Analyst, Health Coverage and Access for Low-Income Populations

LOCATION: Washington, DC
STATUS: Full-Time; Exempt
PROGRAM AREA: Health Policy – Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Position Summary:

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. KFF is seeking a Policy Analyst who will support the research and policy work of the Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KPMU). The Policy Analyst will be part of a team of researchers and analysts examining policy issues related to Medicaid and the uninsured, disparities, and the impact of health reform on coverage and access to care.

Specifically, the Policy Analyst will:

  • Work with senior staff to develop and conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, including analysis of state and federal policies, independently interpret and analyze data, synthesize research, conduct literature reviews and background research, and complete case study and other original qualitative research projects;
  • Collect state-level data and manage analytic databases;
  • Develop and contribute to KFF reports and other publications by preparing figures, tables, charts and infographics, as well as writing fact sheets, policy briefs, and other background documents on key issues;
  • Keep abreast of new policy developments affecting the Medicaid program and coverage for the low-income population;
  • Assist in the development of web tools and social media to disseminate data/information based on KFF research; and
  • Present to outside groups or help respond to media inquiries about research findings.

This full-time position will be based in the 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.

Minimum Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related field, plus 3-5 years relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge of federal and state health policy related to health insurance coverage and Medicaid policy;
  • Ability to synthesize secondary data, conduct original quantitative analysis, and communicate results clearly through tables, charts, and figures;
  • Ability to analyze complex policy issues, summarize policy research, and effectively communicate key issues to lay audiences;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to develop, initiate and conduct work independently and efficiently on concurrent projects.
  • Ability to effectively work in teams and to develop and maintain strong working relationships with external partners; and
  • Strong organizational and management skills and attention to detail.

How to Apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume as separate attachments to Please label your documents “Last Name_First Name_Document Title”, and include “Policy Analyst, Health Insurance Coverage & Access” in the email heading. No phone inquiries please.

KFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.