The Alliance for Health Policy is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to making sense of health policy. For 25 years, the organization has helped policymakers and staff understand the foundations of health policy, the roots of the nation’s health care issues, and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change. They do it through dozens of events a year ranging from small group dialogues to briefings that draw hundreds of congressional and agency staff, media, and health policy stakeholders.
But with new leadership at the helm, it was time to take a fresh look at the strategic plan, funding models, programming, and how it all fit into the changing health policy environment. And when Sarah Dash, who had been with the organization for three years, became the new president and CEO, she knew she needed to implement a successful and sustainable roadmap for the organization’s future.
I'd been chomping at the bit with some new ideas, but my core experience was in policy and programs,” Dash said. “We didn't have the luxury of time-the strategic plan needed to be articulated on paper, and we needed to tackle a comprehensive and interconnected set of issues. We needed a top-to-bottom organizational review, a programming plan that would best serve our mission, a more sustainable funding model, and an organizational structure to support it all-while also making the Alliance a fun and rewarding workplace.
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Jennifer really got it. She was able to take my multiple ideas and help me more clearly articulate and prioritize them,” she added. “It was a big ask, but Jennifer is a get-it-done kind of person, and she’s really good at translating big-picture concepts into an actionable plan. She was direct and focused and held us accountable for moving forward amidst all the day-to-day obligations. She is like a coach who pushes you to turn your vision into reality and gives you the tools to do it, and I appreciate that.