The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.
The NYC Health Department, Bureau of Communicable Disease, Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP) works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with Hepatitis B and C in NYC. The Capacity Building unit within VHP administers multiple direct service programs through contracts with syringe exchange programs, community organizations, hospitals, and health centers.
With an annual budget of approximately $2 million dollars per year, Strategies To Operationalize the Prevention of Overdose Death (STOP OD) aims to strengthen NYC’s response to the opioid overdose epidemic and reduce overdose deaths.
STOP OD is supported by a grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Project Coordinator position is funded through August 2021 with the strong possibility of extension based on successful reapplication for funding. This position is housed at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Long Island City.
The Project Coordinator will work with the Program Manager to coordinate program activities and technical assistance support related to hepatitis C and overdose prevention. This includes supporting navigators in health centers and hospitals to appropriately counsel and refer patients to harm reduction services or provide additional overdose prevention services onsite.
- Plan program meetings, draft meeting notes, and follow up on action items
- Conduct site visits with staff at contracted organizations throughout NYC (tele-visits if appropriate)
- Propose and implement strategies to assist programs in overdose prevention integration
- Support training and technical assistance activities for programs and navigators
- Draft updates to protocol, forms, and help guides
- Track program activities using Salesforce
- Write reports as needed
- Complete other tasks as assigned