As one of the nation’s leading public health advocacy organizations, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. Since its founding in 2001, TFAH has been at the forefront of developing and advancing policies to improve the public health system.
TFAH’s strategic agenda focuses on ensuring and strengthening sufficient and sustained resources for an improved core public health system; improving the integration of the public health and health care systems to achieve better results in reducing health problems and delivering value-based results; and building partnerships and collaboration across sectors to promote effective approaches to address the social determinants of health. The organization is deeply committed to working to close the health gaps across racial, ethnic, geographic, and economic disparities. TFAH has built an exceptional reputation by defining a vision for a new era of public health – bringing together incisive, science-driven analyses with innovative, yet pragmatic, ideas for policy change. The organization regularly issues a hallmark set of high-visibility issue reports that have redefined and advanced public health issues; convenes top experts and partners with diverse views on issues to rethink and advance priority areas; builds partnerships and coalitions to achieve mutually-beneficial goals; and serves as a strong, credible, non-partisan “go to” thought-leader on public health issues for policymakers, media, partners, and the public.
TFAH seeks a new President and CEO to advance the vision of a prevention-oriented health system toward the goal of improving the health of all Americans. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new President and CEO will be an experienced, inspirational leader who brings a demonstrated record of accomplishment in health or related fields. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a grounded approach to evidence-based policy development and who has the vision, gravitas, charisma, and communications-skills to serve as a national leader and spokesperson for TFAH and the field of public health. The position requires the ability to build and implement a strategic vision while also acting nimbly to meet emerging and evolving opportunities. Finally, the President and CEO must be able to maintain relationships and balance the concerns of a diverse range of partners and sectors.
This search is being conducted by Allison Kupfer Poteet, Carolyn Ho, and Cara Pearsall of the national search firm Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. More information about TFAH can be found at www.healthyamericans.org. A complete position description and application instructions can be found at: www.nonprofitprofessionals.com/jobs/tfah-pres
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