Poor health outcomes in New York City are driven by widening gaps in racial and income disparities among New Yorkers.

2 Million New Yorkers live in poverty
and one in eight are unable to afford adequate food for their families

Black pregnant women are 12 times more likely to die
of pregnancy-related complications than white women

New Yorkers in the poorest neighborhoods die 10 years earlier
than those living in the wealthiest communities

65-85% of Black and Latino smokers in NYC use Menthol cigarettes 
as a result of aggressive marketing by Big Tobacco companies

What would it take to reduce health inequities in NYC?  At PHS, we strive for a future where all New Yorkers are living a long and healthy life, no matter how much money they make, the color of their skin, and where they live. 

Our Focus

Community
Work

Providing direct services within vulnerable and underserved communities to improve health outcomes

Contracting and Management Services

Delivering robust fiscal and administrative grant support for grant-funded community organizations

Healthcare Community Partnerships

Developing coordinated and accountable networks that bridge health and human services to make a sustainable impact in community health

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