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 (NEW YORK CITY TEENS CONNECTION, STATEN ISLAND OFFICE/ VIRTUAL*)
The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene is committed to helping create a world where all New Yorkers can safely express their sexuality and gender identity with dignity, possessing the knowledge, skills and resources to support healthy and fulfilling lives.
New York City Teens Connection (NYCTC) is an adolescent sexual health program of the Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) in the Division of Family and Child Health within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). NYCTC is an expansion of Bronx Teens Connection, scaling up this successful community-based model to reach more youth throughout NYC. By engaging youth, parents, community-based organizations, schools, clinics, and citywide agencies in a comprehensive effort to improve adolescent sexual health, NYCTC will help youth in NYC learn about their sexual and reproductive health, access the information and resources they need to make healthy decisions, and feel empowered to act on these decisions.
NYCTC works through local and citywide partnerships to bring evidence-based sexual health education programs and access to teen friendly clinical sexual and reproductive health services to youth. The model includes the following components: Sexual Health Education, Clinical Linkage, Community Engagement, Large-Scale Impact and Evaluation. Through collaboration with community partners, citywide agencies, and other relevant stakeholders, New York City Teens Connection is building a sustainable model that will change the trajectory of adolescent sexual health citywide.
New York City Teens Connection (NYCTC) offers an exciting, unique opportunity for a public health professional to work on a temporary, full time basis starting immediately to support our overall programmatic aim to foster an environment where all teens develop the skills and have the tools needed to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health, and know where to go for health services. The Temporary Community Engagement Coordinator will provide administrative support for programming of the Community Engagement component. Specifically, the temporary coordinator will work closely with the Assistant Director of Community Engagement in maintaining programming primarily in Staten Island but also providing support to the Brooklyn and Bronx, as necessary.
- Work with the Assistant Director of Community Engagement to support community partner programming, including communication and follow up with local community partners and vendors; attending borough meetings and taking detailed notes and minutes for documentation; and updating all monitoring and tracking tools;
- Support the ongoing administrative maintenance of the Community Action Teams (CATs) and the Youth Leadership Teams (YLTs) made up respectively of adult community leaders and adolescents from the community;
- Oversee local (borough-specific) community engagement, public awareness and communications plans for community events, with a focus on the Ask Before You Act community awareness campaign on sexual consent communication.
- Other duties, as assigned