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 Clinical-Community Program Linkages (CCPL) team facilitates relationships between clinical and community organizations to improve access and referrals to evidence-based interventions aimed at chronic disease prevention and management. CCPL will work with partners at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine to implement Power-Up: An Effectiveness Trial of the Diabetes Prevention Program Tailored for Black and Latino Men funded by the NIH. The National DPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program proven to help people at risk of type 2 diabetes reduce their risk and improve their overall health. It consists of group sessions, led by certified Lifestyle Coaches, focused on building healthy eating and physical activity habits that contribute to healthy lifestyles. Power-Up is an effectiveness trial of an adapted National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) tailored to engage men with prediabetes. Power-UP will be offered through primary care settings that serve priority neighborhoods in NYC experiencing higher than city average rates of obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension and related mortality. Study activities will be conducted in English and Spanish.
Reporting to the Manager of Clinical-Community Program Linkages, the Specialist will be responsible for implementing activities of Power-Up in collaboration with clinical and community organizations partnering with the CCPL team. The Specialist will serve as a coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program and implement standard (co-ed) National DPP workshops that will serve as the control condition for the study. The Specialist will collaborate with study partners to ensure standard DPP workshops occur in parallel with men’s National DPP workshops serving as the intervention condition. The Specialist will additionally conduct telephonic outreach to patients eligible to participate in the National DPP to enroll them in the program. For men eligible to participate in the study the specialist will describe the opportunity to participate, and conduct eligibility assessments and informed consents for those that volunteer to participate. The Specialist may additionally assist with study data collection including conducting follow-up surveys via phone or coordinating weight checks for participants at their primary care practices.
Power-Up National DPP workshops will be conducted virtually or via tele-conference. CCPL offices are located in Long Island City, Queens but we anticipate this position will be remote to start.
- Implement virtual or telephonic National Diabetes Prevention Program workshops in accordance with the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program standards
- Deliver or support training of lifestyle coaches from partner organizations
- Monitor quality control measures related to study recruitment, National DPP enrollment, and National DPP indicators (such as workshop attendance, completion and attrition, weight loss, A1C, etc.)
- Monitor and evaluate progress of National DPP workshop participants
- Utilize effective communication strategies to describe the program to eligible English and Spanish speaking patients over the phone
- Maintain confidentiality of patient and program information per HIPAA, study and program protocols
- Collect and record accurate data on patient outreach, workshop delivery, and study metrics in program databases
- Participate in quality assurance to ensure the National DPP and study activities are delivered according to established protocols
- Make recommendations on recruitment and retention procedures, and on best practices for virtual workshop implementation
- Relay messaging and coordination plans between multiple stakeholders
- Prepare documents and reports of program progress as assigned
- Occasional evening or weekend work may be required
- Other duties, as assigned