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 (Relay Program, Gotham Center)
The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers through contracting and oversight of prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology, surveillance, and evaluation; development and dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education; and community involvement and interagency collaboration.
Relay, a nonfatal overdose response system, is an initiative providing 24/7 support to individuals transported to hospital emergency departments (EDs) following a non-fatal opioid overdose. A Wellness Advocate will visit patients in the ED to provide immediate support and overdose prevention training following an overdose event and offer ongoing support and linkage to care for a maximum of three months after hospital discharge.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Operations Analyst will be responsible for the following:
- Assist with research, data monitoring, and program evaluation efforts for the Relay program.
- Ensure all Relay staff meet IRB research requirements.
- Aid in supporting data entry, quality improvement, and database maintenance for the program database.
- Assist with data requests to support program implementation, troubleshoot issues, and other program needs.
- Assist Relay staff with database or technology issues as they arise.
- Aid in the recruitment, screening, and hiring of Relay staff.
- Coordinate monthly calls with ED leadership to discuss program implementation and trends within each collaborating ED. Ensure each ED invoices bi-annually.
- Other duties as assigned.