Placement Organization: Children’s Health Fund
Placement Location: New York, NY
Eligible Citizenship: American
About: Low-income children throughout the United States are in worse health and have a harder time getting health care than their wealthier peers. To overcome access barriers and health disparities, Children’s Health Fund (CHF) brings comprehensive, continuous health care to the children and families who need it most, regardless of ability to pay. The Fund supports a network of 25 mobile medical and community-based programs in 17 states and the District of Columbia.
CHF’s dedicated doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and other compassionate professionals provide over 250,000 visits to over 83,000 children and families annually who might not otherwise receive the quality health care they deserve.
Position Overview: As the New York Program is the Flagship Project of Children’s Health Fund, the team often works together with the CHF National Office Department of Medical Affairs to develop new projects, field test initiatives, develop best practice models, or modify them for the mobile medical model. The Implementation Fellow would be responsible for helping to implement clinical programs and initiatives at the New York Programs. Additionally, the fellow may be involved at various levels of data collection, patient and community outreach efforts, and project management.
- Work on selected special health initiatives with clinical teams
- Work with New York Program to support program design, implementation, evaluation, and/or management of selected projects
- Data collection and entry; management of data bases
- Identify indicators and opportunities that could be leveraged to enhance health impact of programming
- Build staff and partner support for fellow projects by fostering genuine stakeholder buy-in and engagement
- Work with patients and families, community members, and community partners to learn about their priority needs and interests related to the program, if needed
- Develop and implement programming that addresses health needs at the clinical sites
- Support existing organizational grant goals and deliverables
- Adhere to organization code of conduct and policy
Required Skills and Experience:
- Self-directed and able to work independently
- Ability to build positive relationships with diverse stakeholders and achieve collaborative goals
- Experience with domestic community-based health initiatives (or community organizing/grassroots engagement)
- Interest in domestic health and social policy
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Exemplary professional etiquette
- Experience working in a domestic urban setting
- Spanish speaking a plus
Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $750/month. Fellows will also receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included.