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. Itfacilitates 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 Healthcare Provider Initiatives Unit (HCPIU) within BADUPCT is funding several community-based organizations in 2022 through the Expanding Buprenorphine Outreach to People Experiencing Homelessness with Opioid Use Disorder (EBOHP) initiative, which is designed improve access to buprenorphine treatment for people experiencing homelessness (PEH) in NYC. More specifically, this program will facilitate the engagement of PEH in same-day, evidence-based treatment for OUD with buprenorphine and increase opportunities to connect people to treatment, including via telemedicine. This initiative is expected to increase connection to care and contribute to a reduction in opioid-related morbidity and mortality.
As part of EBOHP, contracted organizations existing outreach teams will be provided training around opioid use disorder, harm reduction, stigma, trauma-informed care, overdose prevention, outreach and engagement, and low-threshold buprenorphine treatment, among other topics. BADUPCT seeks a Health Educator Consultant to lead development and dissemination of a training curriculum to support this initiative.
Under the direction of the Buprenorphine Outreach Project Lead, the Health Educator Consultant will coordinate and contribute to the development and dissemination of communication and training materials, as well health education activities as needed for the EBOHP program.
- Conduct literature reviews and desk research on assigned topics.
- Compile and develop training materials from existing resources and research around opioid use disorder, harm reduction, stigma, trauma-informed care, overdose prevention, outreach and engagement, and low-threshold buprenorphine treatment, among other topics.
- Contribute to the development of pre- and post-training assessments/surveys in collaboration with the HCPIU team.
- As assigned, provide virtual (webinar) and/or in-person trainings to contracted organization staff.
- Assist with scheduling trainings as needed.
- Development of video/oral training series with approximately 10 modules related to opioid use disorder, harm reduction, stigma, trauma-informed care, overdose prevention, outreach and engagement, and low-threshold buprenorphine treatment, among other topics, to be distributed/delivered to staff community-based organizations.
Format of the modules is to be determined by consultant in conjunction with HCPIU team but is likely to include recorded presentations, eLearning training modules, and live trainings as appropriate.
- Development of visual aids or handouts related to trainings, as needed.
- Other responsibilities may be added as needed and agreed to.