NYC Smoke-Free Teen Advocate Kyla: Any Little Thing Can Make A Big Difference

Public Health Solutions’ NYC Smoke-Free Reality Check Program is a student-led, adult-supported, statewide program for youth between the ages of 13 through 18 to address tobacco control initiatives. This program cultivates teens as leaders and encourages them to involve community members in fighting against big tobacco. Kyla is one of the active participants on the legislative team that engages legislators to demand support in reducing tobacco use. Kyla shared her story and left her message: any little thing can make a big difference.

Cristina: A Road to Successful Breastfeeding

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, celebrated every August across the country, aims at empowering women to commit to breastfeeding. After learning the numerous benefits of breastfeeding, Christina decided to breastfeed. As emotionally intense as it is, breastfeeding her twins is the bravest and the most selfless thing Cristina has ever done.

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. 

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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 our long-standing government partnerships. There are many ways to get involved and support our mission.

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray Inducted into Public Health Solutions’ Public Health Hall of Fame

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray Inducted into Public Health Solutions’ Public Health Hall of Fame

Public Health Solutions, the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, inducted the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, into its Public Health Hall of Fame at its Health Reimagined 60th Anniversary Gala. The Hall of Fame honors extraordinary New Yorkers who have made an exceptional impact on the health of families and communities in New York City, and McCray is its first inductee.

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.

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 about openly talking about topics like sex, birth control, and STIs.

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.

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.