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  • Our Mission

    Mission: To provide caring and comprehensive health and integrated supportive services, linking people experiencing homelessness to individual and collective solutions, and to be a leader in implementing innovative

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  • Eliminating Barriers

    For over three decades, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) has served our community as the only health care organization in Central New Mexico dedicated exclusively to

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  • AHCH Advocacy

    Advocacy on policy issues is essential to AHCH’s work on behalf of people experiencing homelessness; not just in Albuquerque, but nationally too. AHCH advocates for solutions to

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  • Project Tours

    2016 upcoming project tour dates are October 18, November 15 and December 20. To register for a tour, please contact Karyl Weldon by phone 505-767-1178 or by email.

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AHCH Overview Video

This great video was featured on abqinvolved.org and helped AHCH earn a generous grant.


These generous supporters make our work possible.
Our program relies on funding from many different sources including some of our great community
and corporate partners.




Spotlight Job

Be a part of a passionate and important team.
The Chief Health Officer needs to fully embrace our goals of person centered and integrated health care provided with dignity to persons experiencing homelessness and be welcoming and be supportive of our diverse work place, including the diversity of circumstances and backgrounds of our clients.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Health Officer is a key member of the senior management team, which also includes a Director of Finance, Director of Health Systems Management, Director of Human Resources, Director of Behavioral Health & Social Services Programs, and Director of Development, Planning & Evaluation. The independently licensed clinical leadership of Medical Director, Dental Director, Pharmacist, Charge Nurse all report to the Chief Health Officer.

Key Responsibilities
● Provide leadership and oversight of all AHCH primary care programs.
● Foster integration of services across all disciplines.
● Provide collaborative management and support to the medical, dental, and pharmacy teams, leading to innovations in service delivery that fosters success.
● Ensure compliance, QI/QA, patient safety, and relevant capabilities of data and reporting.
● Lead primary care program credentialing, privileging, peer review.
● Develop relevant policies and procedures that foster person centered health care and integration.
● Build external strategic alliances to support AHCH’s strategic priorities.
● Provide leadership for and facilitate annual program planning for primary care programs.
● Participate as a leader in primary care/behavioral health integration initiative and other efforts such as implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Home
● Foster a collaborative, supportive and collegial environment among clinical and non-clinical staff.
● Help articulate the perspective of primary care providers to the senior management team and balance these perspectives within overall organizational goals

Experience and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will be comfortable in a diverse atmosphere that follows values based decision making and encourages an expression of diverse views before decisions are made. Candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes including:
● A strong passion for the mission and philosophy of AHCH and belief that homelessness is unacceptable and should be eliminated.
● Exceptional interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills, including being a good listener, consensus builder, and the ability to interact with and bridge diverse audiences.
● Experience with health care regulation and administration, particularly in the areas of quality control, compliance, and licensing.
● An inspiring and inclusive leadership style with a successful track record of collaboratively managing, developing and coaching staff,
● Direct experience working with persons experiencing homelessness preferred.
● Experience working in a community health setting directing clinical operations strongly preferred.
● Ability to capitalize on opportunities and address barriers to services within expanded health campus and expanded outreach settings.
● Experience developing collaborative and positive relationships with different health system stakeholder groups.
● Experience with culturally and racially diverse staff and constituencies.
● Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
● MSN Administration, Master of Public Health or Master in Health Administration, or commensurate advanced training, and 5 years of experience in a clinical setting providing supervision and program oversight. :

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Process
To apply, e-mail your resume, a cover letter that explains how your skills align with the requirements above, and salary requirements to: AHCH@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at ggoodenow@raffa.com . Resume review beings immediately.

AHCH is committed to a diverse workforce

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