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.
DOHMH is launching a coordinated suicide prevention effort that aims to reduce suicide deaths and suicide-related behaviors among NYC youth and young adults. This effort will be supported by a dedicated team of staff who will:
- Develop DOHMH's capacity to monitor this urgent public health issue
- Increase and diversify suicide prevention services for youth and their families/other support networks
- Provide strategic direction to existing endeavors and expand efforts to mitigate the socio-environmental risk factors for suicide through public health, urban planning, and urban design strategies
This position is funded through the BIPOC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative and is located within the Bureau of Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Mental Hygiene, DOHMH, in Long Island City, Queens.
The Data and Program Coordinator for Suicide Prevention Initiatives will have a background in program evaluation, project management, and child/adolescent mental health. The focus will be on suicide prevention initiatives, including a set of community-based suicide prevention demonstration projects for BIPOC youth and a new hospital-based suicide prevention program. They will report to the Director of Suicide Prevention Initiatives and will conduct program monitoring activities and collect, analyze, and report on program data to inform operations, evaluation, and quality assurance.
- Monitor program performance of suicide prevention programs, assessing programmatic needs and improving quality of operations using data.
- Review and approve program budgets, invoices, and other contract-related documents and deliverables.
- Provide strategic oversight to an Advisory Board that will guide the demonstration projects and provide workforce development and other capacity building activities related to culturally responsive, anti-racist suicide prevention practices.
- Manage the collection of data from provider agencies contracted with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide suicide prevention services through excel spreadsheets and an automated online system.
- Provide training and technical assistance on data collection and reporting to contracted service providers to ensure accurate evaluation data.
- Liaise with an external evaluation vendor that will evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the community-based projects.
- Conduct analysis of data using SAS/SPSS/R/STATA and/or qualitative software, and report trends through data visualization.
- If needed, lead the development of new data systems, liaising with IT administrators and testing data systems for end users.
- Conduct literature reviews on equitable, evidence-based/informed suicide prevention strategies and evaluation methodologies to inform ongoing successful program operations.
- Routinely prepare a range of data reports customized for specific groups of internal and external stakeholders.
- Maintain records, write reports and prepare and conduct presentations to policy makers and academic audiences.
- Assist with other relevant or special projects overseen by the new suicide prevention team
- Assist with supervision of interns and other student work, if needed.