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…
Public Health Solutions Empowers Moms and Celebrates our Small Graduates
Some of our favorite days of the year are watching our Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) families graduate! We celebrated the 48 families who graduated from our NFP programs in Queens and Staten Island.
Open Enrollment is Today! Everything You Need To Know To Enroll or Renew Your Health Insurance
Today is open enrollment for health insurance! Our health insurance navigators have shared everything you need to enroll under the NY State of Health Marketplace.
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.
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.
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
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.
Public Health Solutions’ Health Reimagined 60th Anniversary Gala
Public Health Solutions hosted its 60th Anniversary Gala at Tribeca Rooftop. More than 270 guests attended to commemorate our long history in supporting vulnerable New York City families in achieving optimal health, and paying tribute to our honoree and first inductee into our Public Health Hall of Fame.