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.
FPHNYC/DOHMH has been awarded a CDC grant to reduce COVID-19 racial/ethnic disparities by growing public health capacity in partnership with community-based organizations (CBOs) in the most disinvested neighborhoods across New York City. This COVID-19 Disparities Grant Program will use a multi-pronged community engagement strategy to increase access to COVID-19 prevention, treatment, and vaccination services; address COVID-19 risk factors including chronic disease, social determinants of health and structural racism; and build collective action to address racial disparities and resource needs throughout long-term recovery. The program will align with DOHMH’s COVID-19 Equity Action Plan which 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 COVID-19 Disparities Grant (CDG) Program will support community-based organizations (CBOs) with deep neighborhood knowledge to build up local Community Health Workers (CHWs) teams in the NYC neighborhoods most impacted by COVID-19 and long-standing racial/ethnic inequities. The CDG will focus on reducing COVID-19 risk by increasing access to COVID-19 services, improving overall health outcomes, and addressing social needs of the neighborhood. CDG CBOs will be charged with ensuring that every person in the neighborhood has access to the support they need to achieve their optimal potential for health, particularly populations who have historically been disconnected from existing health and human services. CDG CBO partners will use their CHW staff to support local coordination of COVID-19 response and recovery, identify existing and needed resources in their neighborhood, help residents navigate towards these resources, foster collaboration among key groups and services, and identify opportunities for advocacy to address racial inequities.
In all, the COVID-19 Disparities Grant Program will establish a long-term model to provide a sustainable, organized backbone of CBO partnerships that can address health disparities at the neighborhood level, coordinate long-term community recovery, and increase community preparedness for future crises.
The Quantitative Data Analyst will support the development and design of data collection tools that will be used with community-based and faith-based partners, under the supervision of the Program Evaluator. In alignment with all CDC guidelines and requirements, the analyst will implement a cohesive quantitative data analytic strategy and manage all grant reporting to document the COVID-19 Health Disparities grant program’s progress. Analysis will be based on equity principles and critical race praxis, leveraging data instruments and models such as the American Community Survey and Census, NYC Community Health Survey, COVID-19 surveillance data, and the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index to inform operational planning and engagement strategies.
- Develop data collection tools, dashboards, and reporting for all program activities
- Collect, clean, and analyze quantitative data, including monitoring of key metrics and performance measures
- Provide technical assistance to partners to support their data collection and reporting needs
- Support coordination and submission of all necessary reporting requirements to the CDC
- Identify and reconcile data discrepancies and work with external partners to resolve any issues in reporting
- Respond quickly to relevant data requests from key stakeholders and leadership
- Support preparation of summary tables, maps, and reports to present key findings to leadership and stakeholders
- Make community-specific inferences from quantitative data to inform operational planning and strategy
- Work across teams to align data infrastructure, reporting, and evaluation for all COVID-19 equity programs