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 (NYC).
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.
The Research and Surveillance unit conducts alcohol- and drug-related surveillance, program evaluation and research, maintains databases, designs research protocols, produces reports, writes scientific articles for peer review journals, and facilitates program and policy development.
With an annual budget of approximately $2 million dollars per year, Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) aims to strengthen NYCs response to the opioid overdose epidemic and reduce overdose deaths. Informed by critical new surveillance and in collaboration with cross-sector partners across levels of government, DOHMH will implement focused prevention and response strategies to reach populations that bear the heaviest burden of opioid use and associated morbidity and mortality.
BADUPCT seeks one Senior Program Evaluator to oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the OD2A grant activities. These grant activities include:
- Hosting a webinar series to educate clinicians on how to use the PDMP to support clinical decision making
- Integrating overdose prevention and education into hepatitis C navigation programs
- Developing anti-stigma training for clinicians and coaching toolkit for clinicians to address patients opioid use
- Enhancing capacity for buprenorphine induction in two emergency departments
OD2A is funded by a one-year (with potential for one additional year) cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control. This position is housed at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Long Island City.
The Senior Program Evaluator will be responsible for overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of each of the funded grant activities. The Senior Program Evaluator has overall responsibility for managing data collected as part of the evaluation and will perform data analyses as well as provide support to staff conducting data analyses.
- Design, conduct, and report the results of program evaluations for all grant-funded activities.
- Develop the systems and identify the data needed to measure progress toward initiative specific programmatic goals as well as conduct outcome evaluations.
- Identify opportunities for more efficient or impactful evaluation activities, including the use of existing longitudinal, administrative, or programmatic datasets.
- Perform data analyses for reports, data requests, evaluation projects, surveillance projects and other special epidemiologic analyses.
- Develop and share actionable findings from evaluations in various formats, including presentations and written reports (internal and peer-reviewed).
- Work with relevant staff and project stakeholders to effectively monitor and report on ongoing grant activities.
- Extract, clean, and analyze data using SAS, R, SQL, Excel and other platforms.
- Build staff monitoring and evaluation capacity by providing ongoing support related to collecting clean data, identifying indicators, and analyzing data.
- Advise and assist the Research and Surveillance Unit in grant writing and other activities to secure future funding for new or existing programs.