One Year C3 & HCC Health Equity Fellowship in Boston

C3 and HCC are offering a unique opportunity for a graduate of a master’s program seeking to increase health equity and become a health leader.  The fellow should be interested in health equity, community health and working with underserved communities. Qualified candidates for the fellowship will have completed the degree requirements in one or more of the following fields of study or other related degree programs by the start of the fellowship in June 2022:

  • Public health
  • Business administration
  • Health care administration/health services administration
  • Hospital administration

 Fellowship Summary:
The one year fellowship is designed to provide an emerging leader, who is interested in pursuing a leadership role in health administration, with essential project management and training related to social justice, community health, and public health. The fellow will have an in depth experience working in a leading innovative forward thinking non-profit. The fellow will be mentored by senior leadership at C3, have the opportunity to rotate through different departments at C3 such as quality, finance, practice transformation, clinical programs, operations, and human resources. In addition, the fellow will lead projects and gain supervisory experience in one or more of the following areas: health equity, quality improvement, telehealth, social determinants of health, and advanced models of care delivery. The goal is to prepare the fellow for a future leadership role at C3 or a similar organization.

What is Community Care Cooperative (C3)? 
Community Care Cooperative (C3) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) governed by Federally Quality Health Centers (FQHC). The C3 mission is to leverage the collective strengths of FQHCs to improve the health and wellness of the people we serve.  C3 is a fast-growing organization founded in 2016 with 9 health centers and now serving 150,000 Medicaid beneficiaries who receive primary care at 18 health centers across Massachusetts.  C3 is an innovative organization developing new partnerships and programs to improve the health of members and communities and to strengthen our health center partners. To view a list of C3 health centers, click here.

In 2020, C3 made a commitment to address systemic racism as an intentional component of our strategic plan. A Diversity, Equity, and Racial Justice (DERJ) Statement for the organization was developed and a DERJ Committee was formed to develop a 3-year plan for the work. This work spans all departments at C3.

What is Health Career Connection (HCC)? 
HCC is a 501(c) (3) national non-profit that inspire, empowers and professionally prepares the next generation of diverse health leaders. For 30 years HCC has supported students and recent graduates, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds, to gain real world exposure, experience, mentoring, and networking, while supporting health employers’ workforce, diversity, and priority initiatives. There are 10 HCC regions nationwide and 4200 HCC alumni.

HCC has been in the Boston area for 20 years and has developed strong partnerships with numerous local healthcare employers. HCC has partnered with C3 for 3 years to offer opportunities for students to work on health equity and community health in Boston.

HCC & C3 Joint Venture:
HCC and C3 are committed to increasing representation of all racial and ethnic groups in the health professions. While the fellowship is open to all post graduate students, HCC encourages people of color, first-generation students and those with challenged backgrounds to apply for this fellowship as well as students from under resourced rural and urban communities and those seeking to advance health equity.

Project Opportunities: 
C3 is seeking a fellow with a strong interest in public health and social justice to assist with organization-wide initiatives. The fellow will work within various departments at C3 and assist with projects aimed at achieving strategic goals. The fellow should have project management skills; and will be deployed to provide project management support on key C3 initiatives. In addition, the fellow will mentor and supervise undergraduate HCC interns over summer 2022.

Potential Areas of Work include:   

  • Performance improvement projects to improve outcomes for specific populations
  • Partnering with the Practice Transformation Team to advance specific items for value-based care with our health centers
  • Managing a training roll-out program for C3 staff on Diversity, Equity and Racial Justice (DERJ)
  • Data analysis to understand and summarize opportunities for C3 to close health disparity gaps
  • Working with the Clinical Programs Department on an improvement effort
  • Assisting with the design and implementation of a new piece of technology and associated training materials

    Principal Duties

  • Project Management
  • Supervision & Mentorship
  • Research, Literature Review and Summary
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation

    Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills – ability to interpret data
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow directions and complete assigned tasks
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Intermediate Excel & PowerPoint
  • Preferred but not required: experience with quality improvement projects and experience mentoring

Pay scale – $60,000-$65,000 annually + benefits

Length of Fellowship – Full Time- 12 months from June 2022 to June 2023. There is some flexibility regarding the start date.

Office Location: 75 Federal Street, 7th Floor, Boston MA 02110. Fellow will be required to be int eh office 2-5 days per week.

C3 is currently operating in a hybrid model of a mix of in-person office time and remote work. Employees are expected to be in the office in person at least a minimum of 2 days/week. C3 policy requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees who are in person.

Please click for Application Process Information 

APPLICATION DEADLINE is October 1st at 5 PM EST. We encourage early submission of your application materials!  Link to application on HCC website https://www.healthcareers.org/c3-hcc-health-equity-fellowship/

There will be 2 informational webinars on September 8 & 10.  Registration for the webinar is required. You only need to sign up for one as they will be exactly the same.

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