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Program Coordinator

Foundation for Healthy Communities

The Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) is a non-profit organization that works statewide to improve health and healthcare through innovative partnerships with both individuals and organizations.  Founded in 1968, the Foundation is a partnership between New Hampshire hospitals, health plans, home care agencies, community organization and other healthcare stakeholders focusing on quality of care, access to health services, and prevention as the major priorities of work, aligning with the Foundation’s mission of improving total population health for all communities. 


In its work with partners statewide, the Foundation’s key objectives are to improve total population health by promoting innovative, high value quality practices within organizations and communities; to lead change strategies that educate, create and sustain healthier communities and make the healthy choice the easy choice; and to promote access to affordable health care and resources that support the well-being of all people.  To promote a healthier state, the Foundation has focused on health prevention and education, access to affordable health care as well as insurance coverage, patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, patient and family engagement strategies, health equity and health disparities of care, emergency preparedness and response, behavioral health and the opioid crisis, among many other areas of priority. 

Reports to: Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety

Purpose: Responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the Foundation for Healthy Communities project, Improving Hospital Inpatient Management of Opioid Use Disorders in Rural Communities.   The project seeks to advance rural hospital inpatient and discharge management of patients with opioid use disorders creating a patient- and family-centered continuum of care.

FLSA Status: Full-time/Exempt/Salaried (32 hours)

This is a two year grant funded project. 


Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Three to five years’ project management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in public health, behavioral health, health care management or other health care related discipline.
  • Experience with Quality Improvement models, including the design, implementation, and evaluation of improvement cycles.
  • Excellent organizational skills, an aptitude for detailed problem solving and ability to meet all deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team oriented collaborative environment.
  • Ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships at all levels with external organizations and with internal staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Adherence to confidentiality requirements.
  • Some in-state and out-of-state travel is required.
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.


Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Health care quality improvement experience.
  • Knowledge and or experience of recovery-oriented systems of care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Project Directors to manage project implementation.
  • Support the creation and execution of sub-contracts with participating hospitals.
  • Provide technical assistance to hospitals including identifying & facilitating the delivery of training.
  • Support Experience Based Co-Design (EBDC) process as facilitated by Patient and Family Engagement Director and convene the Learning Collaborative (LC) under the direction of both project Directors.
  • Prepare and distribute meeting announcements, agendas, minutes and project correspondence.
  • Establish and maintain timely communication and education with all project stakeholders including newsletters and other information dissemination.
  • Support Project Directors in working with FHC Data Analyst to develop mechanisms for data sharing.
  • Manage all administrative tasks related to the project including internal and external financial and program reporting requirements.
  • Facilitate the development and dissemination of external reports, presentations, issue briefs, etc. that summarize findings of the EBCD process and LC with Project Directors and FHC Communication Staff.
  • Work with subcontractors/vendors as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date contact information for project partners
How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their letter of interest and resume to

Job Location:


Date Added: February 7, 2020

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