A Healthier Summer at the Farmers’ Market

July marks the beginning of Neighborhood WIC’s fifth season of Farm to WIC! Farm to WIC is an initiative at Public Health Solutions designed to ensure that WIC participants know where to find NYC farmers’ markets, and how to use their WIC and SNAP benefits for local fresh foods. To learn more about using WIC, SNAP/Food Stamps…

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It’s Never Been Easier to Get Involved

Public Health Solutions (PHS) is the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City. For over 60 years, PHS has improved health outcomes and helped families thrive by providing services directly to the city’s most vulnerable populations, publishing independent research that moves public health policy and practice forward, and supporting over 200 community-based organizations through…

Join us in Protecting the Health of Immigrant Children Entering the U.S.

As of today, more than 2,300 children are in detention centers after being separated from their families at the U.S. border.  Most of these children are under 13 years of age, and face significant short- and long-range developmental, mental and physical health issues related to these government actions. President Trump’s executive order announced this week…

Howard: Taking Control of Men’s Health

Howard is a life-long Brooklynite and young bright senior in high school. When he became involved in a romantic relationship, he knew it was time to learn more about his sexual health. He hesitated to see a doctor, and was confused, curious, and a little bit embarrassed. He wanted more applicable knowledge while feeling uncomfortable…

August deadline looming for landlords to set smoking policies

August deadline looming for landlords to set smoking policies

  Public Health Solutions, a city agency created to compile research on health-based initiatives, has focused its smoke-free efforts almost exclusively on the housing sector since 2009 after cigarettes had been driven from most of New York’s commercial and public buildings. As it stands, it’s illegal to smoke in the common areas of buildings with…

Siby: When Nurse-Family Partnership® Becomes a Home Away from Home

Imagine that you and your spouse just immigrated to New York City, far away from close family and friends who you relied on for support. And then you find out you are pregnant. Where do you look for guidance? Like many first-time moms who participate in the NFP program, Siby needed much support during her pregnancy and after her daughter was born.

Give in Honor of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time we celebrate the bonds we have with the women in our lives who personify wisdom, strength, love, and joy. But for many first-time low-income mothers, this day brings about feelings of fear and hopelessness. “The bond I have with my daughter is something I never imagined, thanks to my nurse from Public Health Solutions’ Nurse-Family Partnership® program.”