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Health Equity Strategy Lead



Chicago, IL, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023


Humana Healthy Horizons in Illinois is seeking a Health Equity Strategy Lead to join our growing team. The Health Equity Strategy Lead supports the development of the organization's strategy to address health inequities and improve the health, well-being and quality of care for our enrollees in Illinois and their communities by developing and integrating data-informed and equitable solutions that address their physical, mental, and social health needs.

Location: This position requires residence in Illinois, preferably in the South Side of Chicago


The Health Equity Strategy Lead will develop the organization’s strategic direction and coordination of health care equity to reduce or eliminate health disparities by identifying policies and practices adversely affecting groups of people with social or economic obstacles to health, and identifying health needs such as chronic diseases or disabilities or health needs of the underserved. The Health Equity Strategy Lead will collaborate with provider groups, health systems, internal Medicaid and enterprise leaders, community-based organizations, state partners, and other Humana departments and business units to develop and integrate data-informed and equitable solutions that address the physical, mental, and social health needs of our enrollees in Illinois and their communities. Exercises independent judgment and decision making on complex issues regarding job duties and related tasks and works under minimal supervision. Uses independent judgement requiring analysis of variable factors and determining the best course of action and works on problems of diverse scope and complexity ranging from moderate to substantial.

  • Advises executives to develop functional strategies on matters of significance related to health equity and population health.

  • Ensures the delivery of services in a culturally appropriate and effective manner.

  • Engages diverse families to design services and interventions that integrate care and address unique needs of people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid coverage and benefits.

  • Obtains and incorporates input from members who have disparate outcomes.

  • Ensures that members test outward facing communications for understanding and cultural appropriateness.

  • Partners with community-based organizations to address social determinants of health-related social needs.

  • Develops a pipeline for diverse health and social service providers.

  • Develops and collaborates on strategies to identify and reduce health disparities among people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid and improve their health outcomes.

  • Develops, in conjunction with the central population health analytics team, clinical business intelligence and population health insights.

  • Develops and deploys, in conjunction with the central EPHM team, clinical, BH, SDOH and health equity strategies and innovative solutions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in health equity, service coordination, ambulatory care, community public health, case or care management, care coordination, community development, or justice across multiple settings.

  • Experience working directly in communities and understanding health disparities and barriers to health equity.

  • Ability to analyze data and make data-driven recommendations for quality improvement.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Advanced Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop effective relationships with a broad array of people internally and externally, including community partners.

  • Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Ability to take personal initiative and work independently, as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a complex and fast-paced environment.

Workstyle: Work at Home

Location: Must reside in Illinois, preferably in the South Side of Chicago

  • Cook County Zip codes: 60615, 60637, 60649, or 60653

Travel: up to 25% within the state of Illinois to attend market office, and community events on occasional evenings and weekends.

Typical Schedules: Monday – Friday but will involve attending community events some evenings/weekends.

Work at Home Guidance

To ensure Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees’ ability to work effectively, the self-provided internet service of Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees must meet the following criteria:

At minimum, a download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 10 Mbps is recommended; wireless, wired cable or DSL connection is suggested
Satellite, cellular and microwave connection can be used only if approved by leadership
Employees who live and work from Home in the state of California, Illinois, Montana, or South Dakota will be provided a bi-weekly payment for their internet expense.
Humana will provide Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees with telephone equipment appropriate to meet the business requirements for their position/job.
Work from a dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Health Services Research, Health Policy, Information Technology, or another relevant field.

  • Previous Medicaid, Medicare, or Managed Care experience.

  • Previous experience working in a health care or social service setting.

Additional Information

Modern Hire

As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we will be using an interviewing technology called Modern Hire to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. Modern Hire allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information from you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule.

SSN Alert

Humana values personal identity protection. Please be aware that applicants may be asked to provide their Social Security Number, if it is not already on file. When required, an email will be sent from [email protected] with instructions on how to add the information into your official application on Humana’s secure website.


Humana offers a variety of benefits to promote the best health and well-being of our employees and their families. We design competitive and flexible packages to give our employees a sense of financial security—both today and in the future, including:

Health benefits effective day 1; Paid time off, holidays, volunteer time and jury duty pay; Recognition pay; 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match; Tuition assistance; Scholarships for eligible dependents; Parental and caregiver leave; Employee charity matching program; Network Resource Groups (NRGs)
Career development opportunities.


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