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 New York City (NYC) Health Department (DOHMH) aims to increase the accessibility and affordability of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for low-income New Yorkers through its nutrition incentive programming, including Pharmacy to Farm Prescriptions. Pharmacy to Farm is a novel pharmacy-based fruit and vegetable prescription pilot program for people with high blood pressure and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The program provides participants with $30 a month in Health Bucks to purchase fresh produce at NYC farmers markets.
For more information about Pharmacy to Farm Prescriptions and Health Bucks, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/health-bucks.page.
This position will be housed within the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, which strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, among New Yorkers. The Bureau addresses poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity, and tobacco use, which are key risk factors that lead to chronic disease. The Bureau recognizes that a history of discrimination and social injustices have led to unfair and unjust barriers to health and, in turn, risk factors for chronic disease disproportionately and unfairly affect some New Yorkers more than others. The Bureau aims to work with partners in government and in the community to create new and change existing systems, policies, programs and environments to prevent chronic disease and promote health equity. The Bureau sits in the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness.
The Pharmacy to Farm team is currently looking for 1-2 committed individuals to provide support on nutrition incentive program activities led by the NYC Health Department. He/she will gain hands-on experience in program implementation and data reporting. The intern will support the team in compiling, entering and reporting data, conducting site visits, and monitoring program implementation for the Pharmacy to Farm Prescriptions program. There may also be opportunities to support other nutrition incentive program activities. This paid internship will be located at the NYC Health Department office in Long Island City, Queens.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Graduate student pursuing a degree in public health, nutrition, food studies, or related degree strongly preferred.
· This is a temporary position from February 2020 until April 2021 with a flexible schedule Monday-Friday.
To apply, send resume and cover letter stating how your experience relates to this position here. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.
The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.
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…