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 (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases, Project Firstline Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Training Project)
The Bureau of Communicable Disease (BCD), part of the Division of Disease Control, is composed of seven units/programs which are responsible for monitoring and investigating 73 infectious diseases including viral hepatitis, foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. The Bureau also monitors and analyzes trends in disease data and provides consultation to the medical community and the public on the recognition, prevention and control of communicable diseases.
We are seeking to fill one position in the Congregate Settings Investigation and Response Unit (CSIRU) which will support infection prevention and control (IPC) leadership and coordinate activities related to outbreak investigations and response to COVID-19 exposures in residential congregate settings. It is expected that the Congregate Care IPC Evaluator will work up to 35 hours per week.
- Oversee, analyze, and communicate results of IPC needs assessments of various congregate setting types with support from other CSIRU staff.
- Develop and conduct brief surveys of congregate care staff at various facility types to assess their primary spoken and reading languages, literacy levels, and ages, and identify IPC training gaps.
- With support from IPC Education Team, develop and deploy survey of facilities for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities to assess and promote IPC capacity.
Develop and internally disseminate routine summary reports of needs assessment findings to identify training gaps and inform outreach and education efforts, including a comprehensive final report.