Maternal Child Health Advocate

Job Type

Part Time



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50 E 168th Street
New York
United States


About the Institute for Family Health:

The Institute for Family Health is a mission-driven health organization with a rich history and expert leadership. Since 1983 we have grown from a small non-profit with four staff members to one of the largest community health centers in New York State, providing 593,000 visits to over 102,000 patients annually at 31 locations.

The Institute is committed to high-quality, affordable health care for all. We strive for excellence at each of our 31 practices, while accepting all patients regardless of their ability to pay. We offer primary care, mental health, dental care, social work and many other services to patients of all ages.

In addition to operating health centers, we use our expertise and resources to address racial and ethnic disparities in health, advance the use of health information technology, and find innovative ways to improve care for diabetesdepressionwomen’s healthHIV and other priorities in the communities we serve. We also train health students and professionals at all levels.

The Institute is committed to improving the health care system, particularly for individuals and communities who historically have had limited access to care. We engage in research to improve health care services, and participate in policy development at the local, state and national levels.

Position Summary:

The Institute for Family health is committed to providing high-quality patient centered care to all. At the Institute's family health centers, pregnant and postpartum patients are offered a team of social workers, nurses, and medical providers that help them navigate the complex health system in order to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

The Maternal Child Health Advocate will be responsible for providing birth spacing education to patients, implementing the rollout of the IMPLICIT Interconception Care screening program, coordinating the logistics of prenatal care for our patients, leading our CenteringParenting program, and developing individual relationships with patients. Through these roles, the Maternal Health Advocate will contribute to improving maternal and infant health outcomes for Bronx patients.

Specific Responsibilities and Activities:

• Independently managing the Centering Parenting program at Walton Health Center including:

               - Planning, scheduling, organizing, and facilitating Centering Parenting

               - Recruiting prenatal patients and outreach for Centering Parenting

               - Resource management

               -Evaluation (patient and staff surveys, etc.)

• Providing individual counseling and education to patients at their appointment regarding the importance of birth spacing for ensuring healthy outcomes in subsequent pregnancies at both Urban Horizons and Walton Family Health Centers

• Assisting with the implementation of IMPLICIT interconception care screening at Urban Horizons, including:

-Data collection and management

-Staff Support

-Monitoring new screening workflow for efficiency and use

• Providing individual counseling and education to patients at their appointment at Urban Horizons regarding prenatal health, interconception care, birth, contraception and newborn care

• Connecting patients to vital programs, social services and community organizations for prenatal patients at Urban Horizons Health Center

• Tracking prenatal patients at Urban Horizons to ensure completion of appointments and referral appointments

• Outreaching to patients at Urban Horizons for appointments and referral appointments

• Outreaching to patients at Urban Horizons after delivery to schedule newborn and postpartum visits

• Updating the prenatal and postpartum information log and patient lists at Urban Horizons

Experience or skills preferred:

•  Ability and desire to work in maternal and child health

•  Good public speaking and facilitation skills- will be expected to co-facilitate groups

•  Ability to integrate into a fast-paced work environment

•  Ability to work independently on tasks, take initiative, and be self-motivated

•  Capacity to work collaboratively and communicate frequently with other team members

•  Exceptional time management and organization skills

•  Spanish skills strongly preferred

•  Good computer skills (MS Word and Excel)

Level of Language Proficiency

Minimum of intermediate Spanish is preferred for this position, fluency strongly preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject "MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH ADVOCATE".