We’re working to improve health outcomes in low-income communities, providing services directly to New York City’s most vulnerable populations, and supporting community-based health organizations who share in our mission to improve public health.

Public Health Solutions has worked to improve the health of New Yorkers since 1957. We were first established as the Medical and Health Research Association of New York City (MHRA) by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). What began as a city agency’s innovation in research administration has successfully evolved into a major public health organization providing support to over 200,000 people and over 220 community-based organizations annually.

Over the past 60 years, we have grown into a powerhouse in the public health sector, providing health services for underserved communities throughout the city, serving as a vital link between government and nonprofits to eradicate HIV/AIDS and support community health, and leading public health research in disease prevention and health promotion. Today, Public Health Solutions continues to collaborate and set the course for overcoming health disparities and improving the lives of New Yorkers.

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