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The Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) is an initiative designed to enhance public health-public safety collaboration and strengthen efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths. The ORS is funded by CDC and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improved information sharing across public health and public safety agencies, and by supporting evidence-based intervention.
Each state in the ORS receives funding for one Public Health Analyst (PHA) position and one Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) position. DIO positions are funded by ONDCP through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. The ORS operates in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, across 33 HIDTAs. Currently, CDC is funding PHA positions in 30 states through the CDC Foundation.
These state teams form the foundation of the ORS. Each PHA and DIO team works to promote overdose prevention and response efforts, and increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health within and across ORS states.
The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time PHA to support the ORS. This position will support efforts of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NY/NJ HIDTA), City of New York Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), and other key partners in the development and implementation of drug overdose information sharing systems and evidence-based prevention programs.
The PHA will begin working remotely as a result of COVID-19 but will ideally sit at the NYSDOH Office of Drug User Health (ODUH) and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) located in New York City, New York.
• Facilitate data sharing and joint initiatives between public health and public safety agencies and organizations that are designed to address illicit drug use and overdose
• Collaborate with New York DIO to build partnerships between local HIDTA program(s) and public health entities
• Develop specialized knowledge of significant drug use and overdose related datasets in NYC and NYS including the role that stimulants (Cocaine, methamphetamine and molly) play in opioid and non-opioid deaths
• Develop specialized knowledge of liminal and ambiguous undetermined health projections related to opioid use and corelate to suicide, suicidal ideation and self-harm
• Identify and promote promising overdose prevention including post non-fatal overdose interventions at the intersection of public health and public safety in NYS
• Support and evaluate public safety-led interventions designed to connect people who use drugs to care and treatment and provide knowledge transfer to 24 local health departments in NYS
• Conduct overdose, drug use, and drug availability related data analyses including reviewing syndromic surveillance cluster response on behalf of ODUH’s partner agencies, as needed
• Present to diverse audiences on overdose trends and local response efforts
• Support projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through the identification of appropriate local partners, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and dissemination of project findings
• Support the development and management to the NYC Overdose Fatality Review on behalf of ODUH and disseminate experience throughout NYS
• Master’s degree in public health, the social sciences or a related field
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within teams
• Demonstrated interest in substance use disorder treatment, harm reduction, drug policy and/or public health and public safety partnership
• Ability to work effectively with diverse partners, including law enforcement professionals
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Professional experience related to substance use disorder treatment, harm reduction, drug policy and/or public health and public safety partnership
• Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and engaging in strategic partnerships
• Knowledge of or interest in overdose fatality reviews
• Familiarity with New York State public health infrastructure
• Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection
• Strong quantitative data analysis skills and experience working with SAS, SPSS, STATA or a similar statistical software package
• Experience in program evaluation, including logic model development
• Experience developing scientific documents, including abstracts and proposals
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health…