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 (Health Department), 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.
Within the Health Department, the Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. CHECW works to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system to promote whole-person care; intensify the agency’s approach to tackling big salt, sugar, and tobacco; and finding innovative ways to improve the built environment and address the social determinants of health and root causes of health inequities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CHECW is working directly with communities experiencing the unjust impacts of inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, including impacts like high mortality rates, food insecurity, loss of employment, and eviction.
The Health Department is working to ensure fair and equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. This requires that the communities hit hardest by the pandemic have access to the vaccine and Vaccine Hubs operated by DOHMH throughout the city. The Health Department’s COVID-19 Equity Action Plan recognizes that underinvestment and structural racism are the root causes of the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths seen in priority neighborhoods.
The Vaccine Equity initiative will support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine information by funding community partners to develop tailored messaging, lead engagement, and support navigation of vaccination scheduling systems in priority communities. Community and faith-based organizations often rely on very limited internal resources that have been stretched even thinner by COVID-19 and parallel pandemics (e.g. mental health, chronic disease, social and economic instability, overdose, and racism). Funding aims to increase investment in the organizations that have deep roots in the priority communities we seek to engage.
This is a high-profile, high priority project in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other City agencies through the Vaccine Command Center.
In partnership with the Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) and under the direction of the Project Director, the Evaluator, Vaccine Equity will oversee development and implementation of an evaluation plan in support of vaccine equity in neighborhoods facing the greatest burden on inequities due to COVID-19 and systemic and structural racism. This is a 1-year grant-funded position.
- Develop and implement process and outcome evaluation and monitoring plans to provide program feedback and evaluate program outcomes
- Oversee development of data collection tools and program evaluation tools
- Supervise data analyst and oversee qualitative and quantitative data analysis, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance
- Ensure ongoing learning and development of data analyst
- Develop and complete Internal Review Board documents
- Compile and collect grant reporting
- Ensure a collaborative and transparent evaluation process with partners
- Respond quickly to urgent data requests from stakeholders and city agencies
- Prepare summary tables, maps, and reports to present key findings to leadership and stakeholders
- Develop logic model to support program evaluation
- Oversee metrics in alignment with the evaluation plan and program needs
- Foster knowledge sharing and disseminate evaluation findings and lessons to increase awareness and knowledge