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Contact Lisa Jakobsberg at ljakobsberg@healthsolutions.org or 646-619-6400 for media inquiries.

Who We Are

Public Health Solutions (PHS) is the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City. Our mission is to support vulnerable New York City families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential.

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What We Do

PHS supports vulnerable New York City families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential. We help communities thrive and work toward achieving health equity for all New Yorkers.

We focus on a wide range of public health issues that overwhelmingly affect the ability of underserved New Yorkers to live their healthiest life. These issues include food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, reproductive and sexual health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS.

Our approach is multi-pronged. We provide services within communities that need them most, we conduct independent research to evaluate our impact, highlight public health topics, and help drive policy, and we lead highly successful public-private partnerships with government agencies to support the work of hundreds of community-based organizations throughout the city.

Highlights of Our Work

We address crucial public health issues effecting New Yorkers, including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, reproductive and sexual health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. For over 60 years, PHS has improved health in New York City:

  • More than 230 community-based organizations and government agencies rely on PHS to direct funds to New Yorkers and communities most in need
  • More than 40,000 low-income women and children received food and nutrition throughout WIC program – the largest WIC program in New York State
  • Mothers helped by our home-visiting programs are more likely to finish school and find a job, their risk of delivering a low birthweight baby is reduced in half, and their children have a 67% reduction in behavioral and intellectual problems, and are 2.7 times more likely to participate in a gifted learning program
  • Over 15,000 apartment units are smoke-free because of our youth advocacy and community engagement work
  • Every year, we enroll more than 25,000 individuals, including 65+ seniors and New Yorkers with disabilities, in health insurance

Logo and Graphic Standards

Our Graphic Standards include information on how to properly use the PHS logo, the official PHS color palette, as well as fonts. Check out our PHS Branding and Graphic Standards and download our logo below.

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PHS in the News


Jamaica Patch

Healthy Food Sales Rise In Jamaica Bodegas After ‘Intervention’, July 16, 2018

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Politico

Medicaid reimburses for harm reduction services, July 13, 2018

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The Bronx Free Press

Taking on Tobacco, May 23, 2018

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Crain’s

State could help Planned Parenthood clinics affected by Trump’s defunding attempt, May 21, 2018

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NY Daily News

Gag rule is a direct attack from Washington on women’s health care, May 21, 2018

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NY 1 Queens

Three Queens neighborhoods focus of new report about ‘food swamps’, April 15, 2018

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TIMES Ledger

Corona, Jackson Heights and Jamaica lacking healthy food options: Report, April 13, 2018

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Jackson Heights Post

Study: Residents of Jackson Heights, Corona Lack Access to Healthy Food, April 13, 2018

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Jamaica Patch

Fresh Produce Scarce In These Queens ‘Food Swamps,’ Study Finds, April 12, 2018

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QNS

Report points out certain Queens neighborhoods as ‘food swamps’ for having unhealthy meal options, April 11, 2018

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The Nation

For Trump, Cruelty Is the Point. The White House’s immigration policies are designed to maximize suffering, March 14, 2018

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The New York Times

Spooked by Trump Proposals, Immigrants Abandon Public Nutrition Services, March 6, 2018

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Crain’s

Top Health Care Nonprofits, January 29, 2018

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The New Republic

How Religious Health Care Hurts Women of Color, January 19, 2018

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Plus Magazine

Research Shows Porn Industry’s Reason for “Bareback Sex” Is Bunk, December 19, 2017

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Brooklyn Daily

Downtown Brooklyn collegians say: ‘Don’t blow smoke!’, December 8, 2017

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Newsday

State health care sign-up begins; low-cost options offered, October  31, 2017

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Queens Ledger

New WIC center to help families in Ridgewood, September 19, 2017

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BOSS Magazine

Public Health Solutions: Everyone has a right to good health, September, 2017

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QNS

More than 1,000 portable cribs donated to families in need across Queens, July 20, 2017

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South East Queens Press

Health Program to Saving Babies in SEQ, January 13, 2017

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City Limits

Death’s Disparities: Health Inequality in New York City, January 5, 2017

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QNS

North Shore Towers Bans Smoking from Areas on Its Grounds, Becoming Largest Co-op to Do So, December 21, 2016

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NYC Mayor’s Office

Mayor de Blasio Hosts Press Conference on Health Insurance Enrollment, December 20, 2016

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NY1

Queens Co-op Celebrates Smoke-Free Ban, December 19, 2016

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NY1

New Federal Rule Prohibits Smoking in Public Housing, December 1, 2016

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Gothamist

Feds to Ban Smoking In Public Housing Nationwide, December 1, 2016

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CBS NY

New Rule Bans Smoking In Public Housing Nationwide, November 30, 2016

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ABC 7

Federal Smoking Ban Approved for Public Housing Nationwide, Including NYCHA, November 30, 2016

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Crain’s

OpEd: A Crain’s Reader Says It’s Time to Extinguish Cigarette Ads, November 27, 2016

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NY Times

Where Did My Supermarket Go? November 4, 2016

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DNA Info

Moms Get Help Before Baby’s Birth Through Toddlerhood Under Corona Program, October 27, 2016

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