Career Opportunities with the MDH Health Economics Program
The Health Economics Program (HEP) plays an important role in conducting research and applied policy analysis that is used to inform policy makers, consumers, and other stakeholders in Minnesota’s health care system. The work of HEP is focused on monitoring changes in the health care marketplace; and understanding the factors that influence health care cost, quality and access; and providing technical assistance in the development of state health care policy.
Planner Principal State, Health Care Policy
MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Join the Health Economics Program at the Minnesota Department of Health!
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Located in the Health Economics Program within the Health Policy Division of the Minnesota Department of Health, in this position you will perform health services research in support of the Health Economics Program’s activities in the areas of health care costs and spending and health insurance coverage. You will evaluate and analyze primary and secondary data to develop estimates of and monitor state health care costs, spending and sources of health insurance coverage, and based on health spending estimates and available national data on health spending projections, you will calculate the annual statewide projected total private and public health care spending for a ten-year period. In this role, you will prepare written presentations of your work, including reports, issue briefs, issue papers and memos, and present information in meetings, conferences, seminars and other public forums.