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.
New York City (NYC) has launched a citywide effort expand the public health workforce by engaging community groups that are best positioned to eliminated COVID-19 disparities. This new program, called the PHC will be a constellation of complementary and synergistic efforts of a network of community partners and agencies working to engage communities, address social needs, support COVID-19 recovery, and perform care management for communities disproportionately harmed, and will be led by FPHNYC/DOHMH in collaboration with NYC Health and Hospitals (H+H). The program will align with DOHMHs 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 PHC will support community-based organizations (CBOs) with deep neighborhood knowledge to build up local Community Health Workers (CHWs) teams in the NYC neighborhoods impacted by COVID-19. The PHC 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. CBOs contracted under PHC 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. PHC 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 PHC will establish and expand a public health workforce and establish a sustainable, organized backbone of CBO partnerships and CHWs that can address health disparities at the neighborhood level, coordinate long-term community recovery, and increase community preparedness for future crises.
The PHC Project Manager will provide high level project management and operational support to the PHC program and its collection of partners and programs. Working closely with the Program Directors of grants falling under the PHC umbrella, the PHC Project Manager will support the coordination of activities, timelines, and grant-funded deliverables across all PHC projects and help to ensure project implementation is complementary to ongoing COVID-19 disparity elimination work.
- Provide high-level project management and coordination for internal and external grant deliverables, including progress reports to CDC, City Hall, and other stakeholder groups.
- Develop, manage, and support project timelines and tracking tools across the grant
- Develop, implement, and maintain internal project management workflows to provide daily and weekly updates to the grants leadership team
- Support project development and launch
- Liaise with multiple project leads and other grant-funded staff overseeing discrete projects in the COVID-19 Equity Grants portfolio within the DOHMH Center for Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building (HECB).
- Work with internal stakeholders across DOHMH bureaus and divisions to solicit input and feedback on project needs and adapt tools/ processes using feedback, as appropriate
- Develop written documents, including summaries and templates, in support of cross-grant reporting and for presentation to internal and external stakeholders communicating the multiple elements of CDG
- Convene and/or attend meetings, take meeting notes, and disseminate and follow-up on action items with team members
- Other as directed by supervisor