Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory, and support vulnerable New York City families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential.
As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to vulnerable low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. To learn more about our work, please visit healthsolutions.org.
The Queens Healthy Start Partnership is a formal collaboration between Sheltering Arms (Healthy Families Jamaica program), Community Healthcare Network, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and the NYC DOHMH Nurse Family Partnership Program. The goal is to improve perinatal outcomes in the community through: a shared outreach and education plan and centralized screening/eligibility system, cross-agency program development, data collection, quality improvement, case-conferencing, staff training, evaluation, and ongoing communication among partners as well as other community organizations and stakeholders through the CAN, which is specific to the Healthy Start model. The CAN represents consumers and appropriate agencies that unite to collectively apply their resources to the implementation of one or more commons strategies to achieve a common goal within their service area.
PHS is seeking a Community Action Network (CAN) Coordinator for a HRSA-funded Healthy Start Program in Southeast Queens and surrounding neighborhoods.
The CAN Coordinator, under the supervision of the Healthy Start Program Director, is responsible for convening key community stakeholders, including but not limited to: consumers, partnering agencies, community-based organizations, and community members to work together to achieve common goals for community betterment. The CAN Coordinator will lead the group in developing yearly strategic plans by gathering and analyzing data to help identify community health needs and assuring we maintain collective impact by encouraging others to integrate and address social determinants of health.
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PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and veterans