PHS presents at NYSHealth Webinar “Connecting New Yorkers with Social Safety-Net Services”

On June 17, 2020, NYSHealth hosted a webinar on connecting New Yorkers with critical social safety-net programs during the pandemic, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), SNAP (food stamps), and options for accessing health insurance. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the deep inequities that affect health outcomes of…

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Lisa David joins panel for NYN Media’s webinar series “Nonprofit Resilence Through the Coronavirus Pandemic”

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, Lisa David joined a panel with Michelle Yanche, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services, and Marco Damiani, Chief Executive Officer of AHRC NYC, for New York Nonprofit (NYN) Media’s Webinar Series Nonprofit Resilience Through the Coronavirus Pandemic. They discussed how nonprofits can protect employees and manage staffing levels while preventing potential financial…

Our Message to the PHS Community – We Stand United with Black America

Dear friends and colleagues, Enough is enough.  Just like COVID-19, systemic racism and institutionalized violence are urgent public health issues. The racism that spurs physical violence against Black people is the same that contributes to enormous racial health disparities. Black women in the U.S. are three times more likely than white women to experience a pregnancy-related death….

Tyesha: Families Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Tyesha lost both of her parents by the time she was 21 years old. She found herself responsible for her three younger sisters, age 17 and 15-year-old twins. She knew she wanted to be there for her siblings, despite others suggesting she put them in foster care. “I couldn’t do that,” Tyesha says. “We are…

COVID-19 Response: Message from Lisa David, President and CEO

Public Health Solutions (PHS) is quickly pivoting in how we work and stepping up our services to meet the growing health needs of vulnerable families in New York City, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn about our COVID-19 Response Fund. We know the city’s under resourced communities depend on us for food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health,…

Federal Appeals Court Allows Title X Restriction To Go Into Effect

Statement from PHS’ CEO & President, Lisa David: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on February 24, 2020 to stay, or set aside, the preliminary injunctions calling to block the Trump administration’s enforcement of its gag rule on Title X funding. This means the federal government will continue its unnecessary and unethical policy…

Federal Judge Overturns Trump Administration’s ‘Health Care Refusal’ Rule

In June, Public Health Solutions joined reproductive health and legal advocates in filing a lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration rule that would allow health care workers to deny patients information and treatment on the basis of their religious and moral beliefs. Together with the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, and the American Civil…