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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.
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.
PHS in the News
Healthy Food Sales Rise In Jamaica Bodegas After ‘Intervention’, July 16, 2018Read More
Medicaid reimburses for harm reduction services, July 13, 2018Read More
The Bronx Free Press
Taking on Tobacco, May 23, 2018Read More
State could help Planned Parenthood clinics affected by Trump’s defunding attempt, May 21, 2018Read More
NY Daily News
Gag rule is a direct attack from Washington on women’s health care, May 21, 2018Read More
NY 1 Queens
Three Queens neighborhoods focus of new report about ‘food swamps’, April 15, 2018Read More
Corona, Jackson Heights and Jamaica lacking healthy food options: Report, April 13, 2018Read More
Jackson Heights Post
Study: Residents of Jackson Heights, Corona Lack Access to Healthy Food, April 13, 2018Read More
Fresh Produce Scarce In These Queens ‘Food Swamps,’ Study Finds, April 12, 2018Read More
Report points out certain Queens neighborhoods as ‘food swamps’ for having unhealthy meal options, April 11, 2018Read More
For Trump, Cruelty Is the Point. The White House’s immigration policies are designed to maximize suffering, March 14, 2018Read More
The New York Times
Spooked by Trump Proposals, Immigrants Abandon Public Nutrition Services, March 6, 2018Read More
Top Health Care Nonprofits, January 29, 2018Read More
The New Republic
How Religious Health Care Hurts Women of Color, January 19, 2018Read More
Research Shows Porn Industry’s Reason for “Bareback Sex” Is Bunk, December 19, 2017Read More
Downtown Brooklyn collegians say: ‘Don’t blow smoke!’, December 8, 2017Read More
State health care sign-up begins; low-cost options offered, October 31, 2017Read More
New WIC center to help families in Ridgewood, September 19, 2017Read More
Public Health Solutions: Everyone has a right to good health, September, 2017Read More
More than 1,000 portable cribs donated to families in need across Queens, July 20, 2017Read More
South East Queens Press
Health Program to Saving Babies in SEQ, January 13, 2017Read More
Death’s Disparities: Health Inequality in New York City, January 5, 2017Read More
North Shore Towers Bans Smoking from Areas on Its Grounds, Becoming Largest Co-op to Do So, December 21, 2016Read More
NYC Mayor’s Office
Mayor de Blasio Hosts Press Conference on Health Insurance Enrollment, December 20, 2016Watch Video
Queens Co-op Celebrates Smoke-Free Ban, December 19, 2016Read More
New Federal Rule Prohibits Smoking in Public Housing, December 1, 2016Read More
Feds to Ban Smoking In Public Housing Nationwide, December 1, 2016Read More
New Rule Bans Smoking In Public Housing Nationwide, November 30, 2016Read More
Federal Smoking Ban Approved for Public Housing Nationwide, Including NYCHA, November 30, 2016Read More
OpEd: A Crain’s Reader Says It’s Time to Extinguish Cigarette Ads, November 27, 2016Read More
Where Did My Supermarket Go? November 4, 2016Read More
Moms Get Help Before Baby’s Birth Through Toddlerhood Under Corona Program, October 27, 2016Read More