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 Harlem Health Advocacy Partners Program (HHAP) is a DOHMH funded community health worker program aimed at reducing the rates of diabetes, hypertension, and asthma in the East and Central Harlem NYCHA community. HHAP aims to accomplish this by identifying NYCHA residents with any/all of these three chronic illnesses, and helping them better manage their illnesses through:
- One-on-one health coaching sessions
- Individual and group-level educational workshops
- Assistance in acquiring and navigating health insurance
- Referrals to clinical and social support services in the community
- Advocacy and community organizing
This position will be housed within the DOHMH’s Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness (CHECW) Division. CHECW aims to strengthen and amplify the Health Department’s work to eliminate health inequities, which are rooted in historical and contemporary injustices and discrimination, including racism. Our four key approaches to advance health equity are as follows:
- We support the Health Department’s internal reform in becoming a racial justice organization. By naming and addressing racism, and other social, economic, and environmental forces that create health inequities, we develop, implement, and provide guidance on health equity training, practice, and policies across the Health Department.
- We invest in key neighborhoods (place-based). The health of neighborhoods is a result of historical, political, social, and physical forces. Certain NYC Neighborhoods have been deprived of sufficient resources and attention. To “right” this injustice, we have neighborhood offices in areas that bear the highest disease burden: North and Central Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and East and Central Harlem. These are centers of planning and action for community-wide and inter-agency health initiatives.
- We build partnerships that advance racial and social justice. Public health has historically been a vehicle to advance social justice. Towards this pursuit, we strategically mobilize tools, resources, and networks to enhance community power and target the factors that socially determine health inequities. We coordinate action with residents, community advocates, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, businesses, schools, and other city agencies.
- We make injustice visible through data and storytelling. We develop communication strategies that creatively use data, elevate the stories often untold and unseen, and call attention to racism, and other social injustices, as a root cause of inequities. We track and share results that are meaningful to community partners and that contribute to evidence-informed practices.
The Data Specialist will be responsible for managing and ensuring the quality and security of confidential data within a customized Salesforce case management system supporting HHAP community health worker program operations and evaluation in addition to the separate data system documenting programmatic partnerships. To this end, the Data Specialist will be responsible for competency in both systems, eventually assuming the responsibility of training and providing technical assistance to community health worker staff and other users. This position monitors data being entered into the systems, coordination with multiple teams to perform data cleaning, dashboard development/use, and other system administrative tasks as needed. This individual will also be responsible for supporting programmatic reporting, including data dissemination, quality performance review, and scientific papers/posters.
- Data quality management
- Know principles of public health research, evaluation, data management and reporting, including data coding and data/database structure
- Help to ensure that data are entered in a timely fashion; track and resolve outstanding issues
- Monitor and quality check data for logic, accuracy, adherence to program protocols and best practices in data systems security
- Assist with downloading, formatting, and processing data, run analytic reports/graphs, develop PowerPoints, and more
- Become a competent Salesforce system administrator
- Provide training and technical assistance to all program staff on Salesforce use
- Onboard new staff with instructions on how to use the Salesforce system for programmatic case management in conformity with HHAP protocols
- Provide regular technical assistance and updates to all staff
- Support data dissemination, quality performance review, and scientific research and evaluation papers/posters
- Additional programmatic support as needed