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 Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (BCDP) strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes, among New Yorkers. It has created and implemented programs and policies with national and international impact. BCDP is focused on shifting environments to prevent chronic disease and promote more equitable health outcomes, with a focus on poor nutrition, tobacco use and the built environment as well as increased awareness and screening for hypertension and cancer. BCDP aims to work with partners in government and in the community to employ evidence-based policies, programs, communications and research to advance its objectives. The Bureau recognizes that current and historical racial discrimination and social injustices have led to unjust barriers to health and, in turn, risk factors for chronic disease disproportionately and unfairly affect New Yorkers who have been historically and structurally marginalized. The Bureau sits within the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness
This position sits in the Healthy Eating Unit, which aims to promote healthy eating through shaping the environment and building on New Yorkers’ resources, knowledge, and skills. This position is a temporary part-time position from July-August 2021.
The Healthy Eating Unit seeks 2-3 bilingual English/Spanish data collectors to survey customers who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and utilize fruit and vegetable incentives at NYC farmers markets, food box and farm share locations and at supermarkets participating in Get the Good Stuff.
Data collectors will work approximately 21 hours per week (including Saturdays and/or Sundays) starting in early or mid-July. This position is 100% field-based and will be completed outside at farmers markets and at food box locations and supermarkets. The position is funded for 6-8 weeks and pays $20 per hour.
- Screen and survey eligible customers at select farmers markets, food box/farm share locations and supermarkets in NYC.
- Provide survey participants with an incentive and track incentive distribution.
- Enter survey responses into an online data portal.
Regularly update nutrition incentive and evaluation teams on survey progress and successes and barriers to survey implementation