Health Briefs | Perceptions of Tobacco-Free Outdoor Air at Workplaces

Public Health Solutions recently released volume 2 of our ongoing Health Brief series, that featured a new report that found that most New Yorkers, including a large number of smokers and e-cigarette users, favor New York City policies that prohibit smoking and vaping outside workplace entrances and on workplace grounds. Key findings from the report…

Stephanie: When Your Support Worker Becomes Your Best Gift

Stephanie was 28 weeks along with her second baby when she noticed that she was bleeding. All her instincts told her something was wrong. Her doctors diagnosed her with a medical condition that put her and her baby’s life at risk. Just days later, she found out she was laid off from her job. A call from Jasminda Rodriquez, a Family Support Specialist with Public Health Solutions’ Healthy Families Bushwick home-visiting program turned out to be a life-saver.

Statement from PHS President & CEO, Lisa M. David Rejecting Title X Funding

After nearly 40 years, Public Health Solutions (PHS) may no longer be able to provide sexual and reproductive health services to thousands of low-income New Yorkers because of the Trump administration’s gag rule on the Title X Family Planning Program. The gag rule interferes in the trusted patient-provider relationship by barring Title X funding recipients…

Women’s Health Nonprofits Team Up to Address Elevated Maternal Death Rate in High-Risk NYC Communities

Media Contact Stacey Harris (Saving Mothers) 917-697-7746 // Genevieve Friedman (Public Health Solutions) 212-784-5709 // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saving Mothers, in Partnership with Public Health Solutions, will apply a Global Health Model to Improve Care for Women in the U.S. NEW YORK, NY – July 9, 2019 – Saving Mothers is partnering with Public Health Solutions’ (PHS) Queens…

2019 Health Reimagined Gala Save The Date

Public Health Solutions Hosts 2019 Health Reimagined Gala

On June 18, Public Health Solutions hosted the 2019 Health Reimagined Gala, where we recognized the champions of public health over an evening of dinner, cocktails, and conversation. With over 270 guests in attendance, we honored those who help us improve the future health of New York City’s most vulnerable communities.  Thank You to our Sponsors!

Statement from PHS President & CEO, Lisa M. David Opposing New Title X Final Rule

On Friday, the US Department of Health and Human Services posted an unofficial final rule that will restrict access for millions of people to the Title X Family Planning Program, the nation’s only program for affordable birth control and reproductive care. Title X centers see about 4 million patients annually, with an estimated 19 million…

Fight the Proposed Public Charge Rule – What You Can Do to Help Protect Immigrant Families

This year, Public Health Solutions has been actively involved in advocating against the White House Administration’s proposed Public Charge rule, which would make it extremely difficult for legal immigrants to get green cards, visas, or become permanent residents if they apply for certain federal assistance programs. We are partnering with groups including the NY Immigration…

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.