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.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Grant (ELC))
The Bureau of Division Management & Systems Coordination (DMSC), part of the Division of Disease Control (DDC), is composed of the Informatics, Data and Outbreak Response teams which are responsible for the infectious disease surveillance systems, electronic laboratory reporting workflow and health information exchange. DMSC supports all other DDC bureaus with monitoring and analyzing trends in disease data, used for the recognition, prevention, and control of infectious diseases.
We are seeking to fill positions in the Division of Disease Control that will provide key support for DOHMH’s COVID-19 work in New York City. It is expected that the position will work 35 hours per week.
- In collaboration with agency experts and stakeholders, identify and address barriers related to sparsity and poor quality of demographic data, with a particular focus on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity
- Analyze trends in administrative, clinical and informatics workflows to identify opportunities to improve the collection of race, ethnicity, and other social and demographic attributes that influence health outcomes
- Liaise with health care providers and community stakeholders via surveys and focus groups to generate hypotheses and ideas on how to improve data quality
- Draft trainings and toolkits to share data collection and reporting best practices with relevant providers as well as internal and community stakeholders
- In collaboration with the electronic case reporting (ECR) onboarding team, build systems to disseminate and sustain collection of high-quality data
- Identify patient groups who are underrepresented in ECR or other surveillance reports and conduct root cause analysis to improve data quality
- Develop guidance and ongoing technical assistance for clinical practices in improving demographic data collection and reporting