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 DOHMH Office of School Health (OSH) has received a grant to implement the School-Based HPV Vaccination Program in NYC public schools. The program aims to increase citywide HPV vaccination rates by executing a multi-component program in NYC public schools. The program will entail vaccine administration in school-based health centers (SBHCs) as well as school nursing offices and school-based reproductive health care clinics, provider and staff education, and a largescale public advocacy campaign. The School-Based HPV Vaccination Program will take place over the duration of 3 years, expanding into new sites each year. Program’s headquarters are located in Long Island City (DOHMH Headquarters) but the project is citywide. This is a grant-funded position with 18 months remaining in the current funding cycle. There may be potential for extended funding after the current grant period has expired.
Under the supervision of the Adolescent Health Unit, and in conjunction with the HPV Program Director, the HPV Deputy Program Director will be responsible for various aspects of the program’s implementation. The Deputy Program Director will be responsible for managing and overseeing the implementation of those project activities aimed at improving the uptake of HPV vaccination at designated School Based Health Centers (SBHCs). Tasks may include conducting site visits and working closely with HPV Program Director, school-based clinic staff and school administration to successfully implement the program.
RESPONSIBILITIES will include but not be limited to:
- Serve as project liaison between school administration, SBHC staff and OSH to in the implementation of the HPV vaccination project.
- Develop new intervention components, training modules, clinical workflows and project implementation tools to assist SBHC sites improve HPV vaccination rates.
- Work closely with SBHC leadership to develop customized HPV vaccination protocols on a site-by-site basis. This may include assigning Community Coordinators to sites, developing call-down methods, and establishing best practices for self-consent, among other approaches, as seen fit.
- Develop and facilitate the delivery of web-based and in-person trainings for SBHC and other school-based staff on HPV vaccination and other adolescent vaccines.
- Act as the primary liaison for all data reporting activities. This includes ensuring the accuracy of City Immunization Registry (CIR) HPV data, setting up recurring data requests with AHU’s Data Team, developing methods to monitor HPV immunization rates, distributing the HPV Immunization Report to all SBHCs on a quarterly basis, and resolving reporting issues with SBHC staff as appropriate.
- Manage the collection and analysis of immunization data (by sponsoring institution and SBHC site) to prioritize recruitment for project participation and site-specific outreach activities.
- Assist with evaluating current and sponsor-specific HPV vaccination systems and recommending project activities to increase HPV vaccine uptake within school-based settings.
- Supervise other HPV project staff (Community Coordinators and Senior Community Coordinator) that will be deployed citywide to assist select sponsoring institutions improve vaccination rates.
- Assist in development and scheduling of professional development opportunities for HPV project staff to ensure up-to-date knowledge regarding HPV vaccination, adolescent health, and school-based health center best practices.
- Assist with managing project deliverables, ensuring adherence to project timelines, and reporting on progress to project funder.
- Participate in local and national telephone calls, meetings, and conferences, as needed.
- Prepare abstracts, articles, and presentations for national, regional, and local publications, conferences, and meetings to disseminate project findings.