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.
Providing direct services within vulnerable and underserved communities to improve health outcomes
Delivering robust fiscal and administrative grant support for grant-funded community organizations
Developing coordinated and accountable networks that bridge health and human services to make a sustainable impact in community health