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 Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through contracting of treatment, recovery and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology and surveillance; dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education; and community involvement and interagency collaboration.
The Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Unit (OENDU) provides naloxone, technical assistance, and training to approximately 300 Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (OOPPs) across New York City who provide community-based overdose response education and distribute naloxone directly to community members.
Beginning in 2022, OENDU is piloting the purchase and installation of public health vending machines (PHVMs) to deliver overdose prevention and harm reduction products, including naloxone. PHVMs are an emerging strategy to support low-barrier access to naloxone, sterile syringes, and other harm reduction and wellness supplies
OENDU is seeking a graphic artist or digital illustrator to develop one digital illustration to be displayed on the sides of up to 10 public health vending machines throughout New York City. The vending machines will provide naloxone and other harm reduction and wellness supplies to community members free of charge. We hope that the community-based graphic artist will produce an illustration inspired by personal experiences with harm reduction and the community these vending machines serve. The final graphics must be submitted in digital form, but may include traditional art converted to digital (artist is responsible for converting), collage, photography, graphic design, etc. See here for an example of art on similar vending machines in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Under general direction from the Special Projects Coordinator, the graphic artist will liaise with the vending machine vendor (the Wittern Group), contracted community-based organizations, and Health Department staff. The artist will be expected to use Adobe Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) or QuarkXpress 8.5 and earlier to submit artwork. Artist will be responsible for supplying necessary technology. This is a deliverable based contract; see below for a list of responsibilities and deliverables.
- Conceptualize and design digital artwork, inspired by personal experiences with harm reduction, to be displayed on the outside of up to 10 public health vending machines throughout NYC.
- Participate in regular meetings with community-based organizations and Health Department staff and follow-up on notes and action items.
- Use information learned during meetings with community-based organizations and Health Department staff to inform design. Develop art in a collaborative manner, including making recommendations and receiving/incorporating feedback.
- Communicate with vending machine vendor, the Wittern Group, as needed to ensure artwork meets necessary specifications.
- Deliver digital artwork to vending machine vendor, the Wittern Group.