Wilson: When SNAP Protects Families from Hunger

When Queens’ resident Wilson had an accident while on the job, he was left disabled and unable to work. He eventually lost his social security benefits, and could not afford basics that he and his wife needed, like food. “Everything was bad, my financial situation was very difficult. I needed help.”

In Memory of Dr. Victor Sidel, a Champion of Public Health

We are very sad to share that Dr. Victor Sidel, a former Public Health Solutions Board Member and a current Emeritus Board member, passed away recently. His life and career’s work in public health were impressive and noteworthy, and we were fortunate to have his talent on the PHS Board.

Women of Color Face Reproductive Health Risks due to Catholic Hospital Rules and Religious Exemption Laws

A new report that was released today by Columbia Law School Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) in partnership with Public Health Solutions reveals that in many states, women of color are far more likely than white women to give birth at Catholic hospitals, putting them at greater risk of having their health needs determined by the religious beliefs of bishops rather than the medical judgment of doctors.

Public Health Solutions’ Review of 2017 Tobacco Control Victories

This year is expected to be a banner year for the smoke-free movement. Much of that is a result of the significant policy changes and incredible tobacco-control strides we made last year. Our 2017 “Year-in-Review” shows how far we’ve come since the NYC Smoke-Free Air Act of 2002.

TOUCH | Serving Those Living with HIV

About 30 miles north of New York City, on a quiet suburban stretch of Route 9W in the town of Congers, New York is the home of Together Our Unity Can Heal (TOUCH), a community-based organization with a mission to provide compassionate services to family, friends, and neighbors living with HIV and other chronic illnesses.