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 Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in the New York City.
The OSH Adolescent Health Unit (AHU) manages, among other programs, school-based reproductive health programs at the high school level. These programs include (1) The School-Based Health Center Reproductive Health Project (SBHC RHP), which offers capacity building assistance to school-based health centers (SBHCs) on providing comprehensive primary care services, including sexual and reproductive health services; (2) the Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH) program, which offers in-school pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, hormonal contraception and referrals for reproductive health care by OSH staff in school medical rooms; (3) the School-Based Health Center Community School Initiative, which is a $30 million project to develop and build over 20 SBHCs over the course of 3 years; (4) the Mental Health Roadmap Initiative to provide training and technical assistance to school-based mental health professionals; (5) the Pathways to Success project, which focuses on working with NYC DOE LYFE program parenting teens to link students to SBHCs and CATCH co-located on their campuses; and (6) the foster care initiative which aims to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services to NYC foster care youth with a focus on youth attending NYC public high schools.
The Program Manager of the School Based Health Center Reproductive Health Project (SBHC RHP) will work under the direction of the Director of Technical Assistance for SBHCs at the NYCDOHMH’s Office of School Health (OSH). Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: monitoring and programmatic oversight of School Based Health Centers participating in NYC with a focus on implementing systems to ensure childhood immunization status including HPV series are initiated and/or students are up to date on required immunizations; providing site-specific training and technical assistance to new as well as existing SBHCs; creating and updating relevant policies and best practice procedures for SBHC administrative operations; working with other SBHC RHP team members in the dissemination of best practice policies and procedures for the operation and management of NYC SBHCs; and providing guidance and technical assistance to all existing as well as new High School SBHC projects on operations management, including but not limited to: consent distribution, enrollment and outreach strategies, OSCR data entry, patient registration and appointment scheduling systems, and key stakeholder/ Principal Meetings.
Duties of the SBHC Program Manager include but are not limited to the following:
- Under the direction of the Director of Technical Assistance for SBHCs/OSH will work closely with SBHC staff from participating sponsors opening new SBHCs to assist in the uniform implementation of best practice strategies to promote and increase clinic enrollment, clinic utilization and HPV and other vaccine surveillance.
- Provide technical assistance and guidance on implementing OSCR and using OSCR reports to conduct focused outreach and patient management.
- Participate in conducting trainings to SBHCs on outreach and enrollment, HPV and other vaccine surveillance and in providing teen-friendly environment.
- In conjunction with the HPV Deputy Director, ensure that SBHC providers and staff receive and understand how to utilize the quarterly HPV immunization reports.
- Work with other OSH Project Directors and NYC SBHC leadership to develop best practice policies/procedures for the operation of SBHCs; maintain and update the NYC SBHC Operations Manual as needed.
- Work with other OSH Project Directors and NYC SBHC leadership to disseminate and implement best practice policies/procedures to ensure uniformity of service delivery and minimize the variation in services among new as well as existing SBHCs providing reproductive health services in High School settings.
- Work with other OSH Project Directors and program evaluation staff to identify existing low performance SBHC sites in need of guidance and technical assistance; and work together with SBHC staff to ensure that all best practice outreach strategies are implemented to increase clinic enrollment, and utilization vaccine uptake.
- Participate in technical assistance site visits to SBHC RHP participating sites; and work with SBHC program directors to implement and monitor Plans of Correction and Technical Assistance improvements as needed.
- Prepares excel data bases for all outreach and enrollment resources for the SBHCs, maintains correspondence with assigned SBHCs, and completes project reports to funders as needed.
- Other related duties assigned by the Director of Technical Assistance.