Chief Health Equity Officer

  • CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
  • Boston, MA

This position has been filled.

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About CareQuest

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is a national nonprofit championing a more equitable future where every person can reach their full potential through excellent health. We operate as a catalyst for systems change, bringing forth ideas and solutions to create a more accessible, equitable, and integrated health system for everyone. We do this through our work in grantmaking, research, health improvement programs, policy and advocacy, and education, as well as our leadership in dental benefits, care delivery, and innovation advancements. But we don’t do it alone. Collaboration and partnership are key to achieving our mission — to improve the oral health of all. We collaborate with thought leaders, health care providers, patients, and local, state and federal stakeholders to accelerate oral health care transformation and create a system designed for everyone.

Right now, that system, our health care system, is not built to work for everyone. People of color, those living in rural communities, people with disabilities, older adults, and other historically marginalized groups have been left out.

That’s where the work of CareQuest Institute come in, shining a light on a better future. As people with purpose, we solve problems in a flexible and efficient way, testing new solutions and delivering measurable outcomes for the partners, providers, patients, and stakeholders who share our vision. The values that drive our actions — innovation, collaboration, equity, and leadership — are core to our work and central to how we measure success every day.

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About the Opportunity

The Chief Health Equity Officer (CHEO) for CareQuest Institute acts as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and the CareQuest Institute leadership team. The Chief Health Equity Officer leads the development, and execution of strategic initiatives that foster and advance engagement and access to integrated oral healthcare for ethnically and socially diverse communities served by CareQuest Institute. The Chief Health Equity Officer will drive our strategic efforts to elevate the integration of oral health and overall health care through the oversight of our health improvement, research and grantmaking teams. This includes providing management, leadership, and coaching to all staff involved in health improvement efforts including clinical research, quality improvement and value-based care solutions. In addition to leading our Health Improvement Team, the CHEO will also oversee the team focused on driving oral health transformation through strategic grantmaking.

The Chief Health Equity Officer will report to, and work closely with, the CEO. They will also partner with other members of senior leadership and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization, including comprehensive approaches to meet CareQuest Institute’s short- and long-term objectives. They must adapt to a continually evolving environment, have a deep understanding of programmatic design, research, and value-based care and thrive in a collaborative and fast paced workplace.

The Chief Health Equity Officer will establish themselves as a respected leader in the field of advancing equitable clinical outcomes through integrated and innovative health care approaches. The CHEO is engaged with professional and community organizations that align with CareQuest Institute’s mission and that promote the wellbeing of individuals and society.

The CHEO maintains a mission-driven profile for CareQuest Institute through the promotion of core organizational values, goals, objectives, and programs. The CHEO plays an essential role in enterprise communications and brand activities, especially with professionally distinguished associations, in academic and government environments, and other public relations forums.

Read and download the Position Profile here.

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