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Health Research Intern

Public Health Institute

Posting Number: #146-19
Position Title: Intern
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The Center for Connected Health Policy is hiring an Intern for a 3-month limited term position.

Despite growing evidence that technology-enabled, health care (telehealth) can improve care quality experiences, overall population health, and per capita costs to the system, several factors hinder the expanded use of these technologies. A thorough examination of this evidence could eliminate many of the barriers to use by promoting cross-sector dialogue, informing future policy and practice, and shaping future research study design. With this potential in mind, CCHP is working to collect, organize, and objectively present the current body of evidence supporting telehealth’s contributions to the Triple Aim. CCHP has initiated a process to identify and organize the research evidence base for telehealth care in literature and practice. This internship will require the incumbant to update existing catalogues with studies published in the past year as well as creation of additional catalogue(s) for other specialties. The completed and updated research catalogs will be made available on CCHP's website and featured in an email blast to CCHP’s 6,000 subscribers.

Established in 2008 by the California Health Care Foundation, The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is dedicated to integrating telehealth virtual technologies into the health care system through advancing sound policy based on objective research and informed practices. Originally focused exclusively on California telehealth policy, CCHP garnered extensive attention with its Telehealth Model Statute Report, which became the basis for the California Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011 (AB 415). In 2012, CCHP’s scope grew to include national telehealth policy issues as it became the federally designated National Telehealth Policy Resource Center (NTRC-P). In this capacity CCHP serves as an independent center of excellence in telehealth policy providing technical assistance to twelve federally funded regional Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC), state and federal policy makers, national organizations, health systems, providers, and the public.

CCHP actively researches and analyzes important telehealth policy issues, engages influential public and private sectors through analyses and reports, and provides key telehealth policy resources nationwide. CCHP acts as a catalyst for change by providing non-partisan, unbiased, researched-based policy analyses and bringing policy makers together with private health care sector, health plans, academic researchers, and consumer health advocates to create successful models of connected care, that lead to more transparent systems of communication between providers and patients which can lead to better health outcomes and greater efficiencies in the delivery system.

CCHP’s mission is to advance state and national telehealth policies that promote better systems of care, improved health outcomes, and provide greater health equity of access to quality, affordable care and services.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Research for new studies that fall into the above categories; critical analysis of telehealth studies found; categorization of research studies previously found by CCHP; assist in the design and construction of Telehealth policy research catalog; creation of a PowerPoint presentation that speaks to the research catalog project.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Currently enrolled in a Undergraduate program (Junior or above) or Graduate Degree Program
• Interest and Background in Research
• Health Policy and/or Healthcare knowledge
• Familiarity with publication databases
• Critical analysis skills
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and/or Publisher.
• Attention to detail

Important Information
• This is a 3-month position part-time (24 hours per week) position located in Sacramento, CA.
• Work schedule is 4 days a week 9-3pm

How to Apply
• To apply for this opportunity, submit a cover letter and resume via the application link listed at the top of this advertisement.
• In your cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and why you think you are a good fit for the position.

The Public Health Institute is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. We recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs, disability and sexual orientation. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly support applications from individuals with lived experience in the communities we seek to serve.

Thank you for your interest in working with us at PHI. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Please do not email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our career site. Given the high volume of responses we receive from a combination of job boards, please allow up to one week for a reply.