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.
The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (BCDP) strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, obesity, and cancer, among New Yorkers. We work to address the impact of structural racism and other injustices that are a root cause of the inequitable prevalence, treatment and outcomes of chronic diseases in communities of color and among other marginalized communities. BCDP focuses on nutrition, tobacco use, the built environment, screening for cancer, and reducing the incidence and impact of hypertension. BCDP works with partners in government and the community to employ evidence-based policies, programs, communications and research aimed at shifting environments, changing systems and promoting health equity. The Bureau sits within the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness.
This position sits in the Healthy Eating Unit, which aims to promote healthy eating through shaping the environment and building on New Yorkers resources, knowledge and skills. This position is funded through August 31, 2024 by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The position is contingent upon availability of federal funding.
The Healthy Eating Unit seeks a Big Apple Incentives Program Coordinator to support development, implementation and expansion of nutrition incentive programs that aim to make fruits and vegetables more affordable for New Yorkers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Big Apple Incentives Program Coordinator will support: implementation of the Health Bucks SNAP incentive at farmers markets; coordination of Half Off Farm Box, a new incentive on SNAP purchases of prepackaged bags of locally-grown produce; and expansion of the Get the Good Stuff program at independently-owned and operated grocery stores.
The Big Apple Incentives Program Coordinator will report to the Nutrition Incentives Program Manager and be a key member of a team of 5-6 people focused on developing and executing innovative approaches to increasing access to healthy food among New Yorkers with low incomes.
- Coordinate implementation of Half Off Farm Box. Outreach to community organizations with purchasing programs, conduct trainings, perform site visits, provide ongoing technical assistance, and monitor data collection and invoicing.
- Support distribution and tracking of Health Bucks coupons to farmers markets and provide market operators with technical assistance promoting, tracking, and reporting Health Bucks distribution.
- Support expansion of Get the Good Stuff such as recruiting and training grocery stores to implement the program, providing stores with technical assistance promoting, tracking and monitoring incentive distribution and redemption, and helping liaise with stores point-of-sales vendors on development and implementation of the electronic incentive system.
- Coordinate with the Fund for Public Health NYC on setting up and monitoring contracts with program partners and ensuring programs are meeting grant deliverables.
- Assist with promotional activities including developing communication materials, outreaching to community-based organizations and collecting program partner and participant testimonials.
- Support program evaluation and reporting including assisting with data collection, monitoring data entry, conducting basic data analysis and helping with preparation of reports.
- Perform other duties as needed in support of the programs.