Health Policy Research & Communications Associate

  • Trust for America's Health
  • Washington, DC, United States
Full Time Communications Health Care Research

Job Description

Health Policy Research and Communications Associate

Job description

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) seeks a Health Policy Research and Communications Associate to work with the public affairs team to help write, edit and release policy and public health research. Activities will include conducting policy research, writing portions of policy reports and other materials, and editing, fact-checking and reviewing report and report materials (graphics, charts, news releases, public statements, etc.).

Candidates must have strong research, policy and analytic skills – including the ability to understand federal and state policies; be able to clearly summarize and explain complex policy issues; and exceptional writing and editing skills including experience writing effectively for general audiences. 

TFAH is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. Some research focus areas at TFAH include prevention, obesity, infectious disease and other public health issues. Examples of TFAH reports and related materials – including projects under the purview of this position - are available at:  Position reports to Senior Communications Manager.


Minimum Qualifications:  three to five years of professional experience. Prior work experience in policy environments and advanced degree in relevant area are preferred (e.g. MPP, JD, Masters of Science in Health Policy).


Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Exceptional written communication skills
  • Excellent copyediting and data management skills
  • Extremely strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage projects, timelines and deadlines
  • Ability to translate science and technical issues into general language for policymaker and general audiences
  • Ability to identify and analyze sources of information; conduct targeted research; develop evidence to be able to support positions; and summarize and synthesize findings into clear, concise communications materials
  • Ability to conduct research independently – including academic and policy sources
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to be strong team player

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply, send resume, cover letter and salary history to




Public Health Administration

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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