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 Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint Program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.2 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non 'public schools in the New York City. OSH has health records on all these students and collects vital health and wellness information in the Automated Student Health Record System. In addition, the Adolescent Health Unit requires all School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in NYC Public Schools to use Online School-based Clinic Repository (OSCR) web-based portal, to report clinic enrollment and utilization and services provided.
The OSH Adolescent Health Unit (AHU) oversees a variety of programs/services that include 1) the School –Based Health Center Program, currently including 162 operational clinics operated by 21 Sponsoring Institutions which offer comprehensive primary care services including mental health and age-appropriate reproductive health as critical components of adolescent health care services; 2) Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH) Program which offers in-school pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, hormonal contraception and referrals for reproductive health care by OSH staff on 57 High School campuses; 3) Chancellor’s Initiative which is a $30Million project to develop and build over 20 SBHC’s over the course of 3 years; 4) School Based Mental Health Roadmap training initiative that offers over 60 workshops/trainings per year to over 300 mental health professionals working in NYC public school; and 5) Foster Care mental health initiative which utilizes innovative Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment modality to treat trauma among young people impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic and other losses and traumas.
The OSH AHU provides financial support to 35 SBHCs sited primarily in high school settings. In addition, all other non-funded SBHCs that offer age-appropriate reproductive health services to sexually active students, also receive technical support and are required to attend several mandatory OSH trainings per year.
Under the direction of the Adolescent Health Director, the Director of Evaluation will be responsible for the development, implementation, and day to day activities of all school-based reproductive health evaluation activities, including supervision of staff within the evaluation unit.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Review, update as needed and implement the evaluation plans for the Adolescent Health Unit’s SBHC program with an adolescent focus including reproductive and mental health services
- Oversee all evaluation activities, including the development of effective data collection, monitoring, and reporting systems
- Provide technical assistance on data collection, management, and reporting to School Based Health Centers as well as other partnering organizations
- Supervise management of web –based data collection system
- Analyze and interpret data and statistics, using advanced statistical procedures, depending on analytic needs
- Quickly synthesize and summarize information from scientific literature and a variety of other sources
- Demonstrate program efficacy and accountability and identify best program practices
- Conduct site visits to SBHC’s when required to resolve data reporting issues, requiring some travel throughout the boroughs
- Develop and oversee the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports monitoring the progress of all objectives towards short and long-term objectives
- Oversee and assist in writing any annual or final reports to funding agencies
- Coordinate the reporting of all necessary measures for any additional evaluation projects planned by the Adolescent Health Unit
- Oversee the dissemination of data at scientific and trade conferences, meetings, and seminars
- Supervise and provide guidance to 3-4 direct reports