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.

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.”

The Trump Administration’s Most Recent Attack on Immigrant Families

Lisa David joins the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign at a congressional briefing asking Congress to oppose a potential proposed rule by the Trump Administration that would make it harder for foreigners living in the U.S. to get permanent residency or to get or extend any visa or green card if they or their American-born children use public benefits.

Ann Marie: Taking on a Healthier Lifestyle

Ann Marie is a single mom raising a family of four children. When she became pregnant with her second child, she was working fulltime as a hairstylist, had a teenage daughter, and was struggling to make ends meet. “It was already difficult to provide for my teenage daughter. I was completely overwhelmed by being pregnant.”

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.”