This position is a Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship role. GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.
The HIV/AIDS Quality Improvement Specialist with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) will support the Clinical Operations and Provider Communications (COPC) Program within the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (BHIV), which seeks to improve the clinical quality of care delivered to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) by interfacing directly with the healthcare delivery system. Through the administration of a survey tool aimed at assessing clinical capacity, review of surveillance lab data, site visits, and collaboration with other regulatory agencies such as the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), we seek to develop a deeper understanding of clinic- or facility-level factors that impact viral load suppression among PLWH, and how to address these factors to improve treatment outcomes. In conjunction with other partners, the goal is to improve HIV viral load suppression rates by disseminating best practices and providing clinics with technical assistance. We are seeking a motivated fellow who can work with this team to assist in the capacity assessment and provision of technical assistance to address barriers to care and improve treatment outcomes.
NYC DOHMH is currently working on the initiative to “End the HIV Epidemic” (ETE) in New York City. This initiative seeks to reduce the number of persons newly diagnosed with HIV from 2,800 per year to 600 per year by 2020. Once that level of new infections is reached, the number of people dying from HIV due to natural causes will exceed the number of people newly infected each year, progressively reducing the number of people with HIV in NYC. Additionally, HIV surveillance data reveal clear disparities in HIV morbidity and mortality and as such, the NYC DOHMH is committed to programming that focuses on achieving health equity. Major components of the ETE initiative include: a) expanding delivery of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and treatment medications to eligible clients; b) working with community organizations to expand delivery of PrEP, PEP, and treatment medications at their facilities; c) working with special populations, such as people of color, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, to improve access to healthcare; and d) enhancing surveillance and linkage to care of persons newly diagnosed with HIV.
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