Our Mission

To support underserved New Yorkers and their families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential.

Our Vision

Healthy families. Thriving communities. Health equity in NYC.

We tackle health problems head on and collaborate with others to advance long-range solutions. Our contributions to health affect New Yorkers at every stage of life.

  • Low-income children have lower obesity rates, more nutritious diets and higher academic achievement from participating in social service programs like WIC
  • The rate of uninsured individuals in New York State has reached a historic low
  • High-risk mothers, many of them teenagers, are more likely to finish school, find a job and have a healthy baby because they were helped by PHS’ home visiting programs
  • NYC laws now prohibit smoking in public areas, ban flavored cigarettes and tobacco product sales at pharmacies, and require all residential buildings to create and communicate a smoking policy for residents
  • The incidence of HIV/AIDS in NYC has reached an all-time low
  • More low-income New Yorkers are staying out of hospitals because they are connected to community resources that provide essential needs that impact health