Project Summary: The Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP) is an innovative, new approach to addressing the upstream social determinants of health and reducing the need for clinical interventions by using Medicaid dollars to pay for services related to transportation, food, housing, and interpersonal safety. This Medicaid pilot program was developed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) with a goal to improve the health of Medicaid members and save on costs for treatment of clinical illnesses by investing in evidence-based interventions. NCDHHS is supporting Healthy Opportunities Pilots in three areas across the state, including an 18-county region in Western North Carolina (WNC). As part of this pilot, MANNA FoodBank is establishing a new program and project team to support our partner network with implementation and management of services to be provided to Medicaid members who are food insecure.
Position Summary: The Coordinator will support the HOP team in all aspects of project initiation, planning, execution, and monitoring of the food services domain for HOP in WNC. Responsibilities include working closely with Project Managers to prepare detailed project plans, timelines and support recruitment of food service providers. The Coordinator will perform various administrative duties including: documentation, research and monitoring project timelines. The Coordinator will assist with regular and effective communication with food service domain partners. The coordinator will support our collaboration with Impact Health, the HOP Network Lead in WNC, and the MANNA FoodBank Network, to ensure successful collaboration with partners at the local, regional, state and federal level.
Because the Healthy Opportunities Pilot is an innovative approach to Medicaid services that has not been attempted previously, the project will necessarily evolve over the course of its lifetime, and essential duties and responsibilities of all HOP positions will evolve accordingly.
MANNA embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity by creating an environment of mutual respect, transparency, and sharing of different opinions and ideas. MANNA’s goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented and diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential. The celebration of inclusivity and diversity is essential to helping MANNA achieve its mission to involve, educate, and unite all people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.