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Public Health Consultant, Diabetes Program (Contractor)

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The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is a member-based not-for-profit association that improves the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and management. NACDD’s core membership is composed of 58 state and territorial health department chronic disease directors and their staff who protect the health of the public through primary and secondary prevention efforts and work “upstream” on root causes of chronic conditions. In addition, NACDD unites 7,000 chronic disease professionals across the United States working in state, tribal, and territorial health departments, nonprofits, academia, and the private industry to promote health and to reduce the burden of chronic disease. As a national, nonprofit, professional Association, we advocate, educate, and provide technical assistance, to inform programming and grow chronic disease prevention knowledge, leadership, and capacity.


The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) seeks a full-time public health consultant (independent contractor) with experience in public financing, including Medicaid and managed care, and other sustainable financial models to work on the Building Capacity for Public and Private Payer Coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) Lifestyle Change Program project. This project has various workstreams designed to promote coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program, and this position will focus on providing technical assistance (T.A.) and support to State Health Departments, state Medicaid agencies, health plans, value-based care organizations, and CDC-recognized organizations working toward achieving and/or actualizing coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid.

The Scope of Work for this role is managed by the NACDD Chief Program Strategy Officer, NACDD Consultant Lead, and works closely with the Coverage 2.0 project team, the project contractor(s), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and states and other partners who are either implementing Medicaid coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program or are working towards achieving coverage. The consultant will assist in all aspects of project development, implementation, and evaluation and contribute to the provision of T.A. and support to states and partners working toward achieving and/or actualizing coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Scope of Work):

Support to states working toward achieving and/or operationalizing coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid:

  • In coordination with the Coverage 2.0 project team and contractor(s), the public health consultant is responsible for providing group-based and individual T.A. and support grant management, including workplan oversight, to up to twelve (12) State Health Department and Medicaid agency teams, including financing and delivery partners, to address the systems changes related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the covered benefit. Examples of this T.A. may include strengthening state Medicaid agency and State Health Department ability to 1) develop coverage proposals, including value proposition, stakeholder engagement, Medicaid/ Public Health partnerships, 2) develop umbrella hub arrangements*, 3) develop managed care/ value-based care National DPP pilots, 4) build and improve organizational systems for identifying, referring, and enrolling eligible individuals into the program, 5) develop/ adapt value-based payment methodology to a regulated billing and coding system, 6) determine Medicaid provider enrollment for CDC-recognized organizations and/or lifestyle coaches, 7) strengthen newly enrolled Medicaid providers’ (i.e., CDC-recognized organizations) ability to engage with Medicaid and/or managed care organizations, 8) help to identify, strengthen, and coordinate stakeholders’ roles in successful achieving and/or implementing Medicaid coverage.

  • In coordination with the Coverage 2.0 project team and contractor(s), the public health consultant is responsible for leveraging existing subject matter expertise to support states and organizations in their development of umbrella hub arrangement models to support sustainable financing. Umbrella hub arrangements connect community-based organizations (CBOs) with health care payment systems to pursue sustainable reimbursement for the National DPP. Examples of technical assistance may include value proposition development, health plan engagement, financial business models, agreements and charter development, partner convening(s), and developing shared learnings and resources. *You may learn more about umbrella hub arrangements by visiting the National DPP Coverage Toolkit Umbrella Hub Arrangement page.

  • In coordination with the project team and contractor(s), the public health consultant is responsible for contributions to the National DPP Coverage Toolkit to continue to expand content that is salient to priority coverage topics. The National DPP Coverage Toolkit is an online resource developed to provide information, from policy to payment, about the mechanics of covering the National DPP lifestyle change program.

  • In coordination with the Coverage 2.0 project team and contractor(s), the public health consultant is responsible for supporting, on an ad hoc basis, Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) technical assistance and work towards increasing enrollment into the MDPP program as well as any additional considerations to contribute to the success of the MDPP.

  • In coordination with the Coverage 2.0 project team, the public health consultant is responsible for supporting NACDD-driven projects and other diabetes portfolio activities, as needed.

Support Coverage 2.0 project team in delivering peer to peer learnings, including communities of practice and learning collaboratives, to improve the collective knowledge base and expand opportunities for cross-state discussion.

These duties may include:

  • Scheduling, developing agendas/content, and facilitating communities of practice with participating states. Coordinating administrative activities with participating states, in addition to technical assistance and subject matter expertise. Produce key learnings documents, as needed. Potential topics for communities of practice include umbrella hub arrangements and managed care/ value-based care pilots.

  • Providing individual TA, as needed.

  • Creation of up to two (2) peer learning collaboratives for the participating states and their selected partners that focus on different elements of Medicaid coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program; balance content overviews with state-based experiences, provide opportunities for cross-state discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

  • Provide administrative, technical, and subject matter expertise support to the Umbrella Hub Arrangement Summit in September 2022; including planning and facilitating sessions, note-taking, report outs, logistics, and summaries.

Prepare reports and content (written reports, oral presentations, or postings on websites) including but not limited to:

  • Chief Executive Officer and/or Board reports (i.e. dashboard reports)

  • Association materials and publications (NACDD annual report, e-bulletin, etc.)

  • Coverage Toolkit content

  • Peer reviewed journals

  • Conference presentations

  • Program progress reports to CDC or other program funders and stakeholders

In addition:

  • Assist with grant application submission and other proposals for funding. This includes but is not limited to writing, compiling of information, and/or coordination of activities.

  • Track project activities and T.A. using project management systems including Smartsheets.

  • Participate in monthly NACDD Consultant Team meetings and weekly Diabetes Portfolio Team meetings as applicable.

  • Track existing status of National DPP Medicaid coverage in states.

  • Serve as a liaison with umbrella hub activities across the Diabetes Portfolio Team.


Key Skills:

  • Ability to teach, train, and provide technical assistance in-person and online to Medicaid agencies, state and local public health departments, and other determined stakeholders.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions clearly and comprehensively from all levels of management, NACDD Members and consultants, and determined stakeholders.

  • Strong project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget.

  • Demonstrate experience in leading and working in a cross-functional collaborative team environment, building and fostering relationships.

  • Demonstrate strong capabilities in facilitating group-based technical assistance calls.

  • Excellent multitasking skills and problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions.

  • Demonstrate a strong decision-making background with follow up skills and customer service dedication.

  • Able to master technologies and software applications.

  • Proactive, high energy, motivational, results-driven, and detail-oriented.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate effectively orally and written to a wide range of professionals at different levels, internally and externally; listening attentively.

  • Understand the importance of keeping current industry or subject matter expertise.

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s degree in public health, Public Health Administration, Health Policy, or related field with minimum of ten years of experience in the public health/ healthcare field. Years of experience may serve to take the place of public health/ health care specific Master’s degree.

  • Experience working with Medicaid related projects, population health strategy, umbrella hub and/or management service organization models

  • Preferred experience with the National DPP and the state performance measures to achieve reimbursement for the lifestyle change program.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of group learning and facilitation experience is required.

  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.

  • Preferred experience in public payer coding and billing and claims submission.

  • Preferred experience in public health communications.

  • Preferred experience in practice-based program delivery experience (‘in the field’)

At least three years of work experience in:

  • Federal, state, local health agency and/or;

  • State Medicaid agency and/or;

  • Health plan, including managed care and/or value-based care organizations


This position is an independent contractor position. To qualify to be a NACDD contractor, the applicant must have the following by the start of the contract:

  • Establishment of a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)

  • Proof of insurance (general liability or professional liability)

  • DUNS # (accessed through https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html)

  • The Contractor shall comply with all guidance, including guidance conveyed through Frequently Asked Questions, as amended during the performance of the contract, for contractor or subcontractor workplace locations published by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force Guidance) at https:/www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Contract Duration: Project contract is 1 year (8/1/22 – 7/31/23); project duration is contingent upon additional funding; funding could be multi-year




Remote working environment. Not specific; ability to travel, up to five multi-day trips, including partner site visits, conferences, and other related meetings.


There are no benefits associated with this position


For more information about NACDD, visit https://chronicdisease.org/

Applicants must attach both a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position when applying. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. If selected for interview, applicants will be asked to provide 3 references (e.g., colleague, staff (if applicable), client (if applicable), supervisor/ mentor) and provide a writing sample.

NACDD provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 4687175750029583102



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