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.
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.”
Report uncovers health risks and health intervention opportunities in Jackson Heights, Corona, and Jamaica, Queens.
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 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.”
Public Health Solutions’ Queens Neighborhoods Street Mapping Project delves into the findings of a 2014 mapping study of Jackson Heights, Corona, and Jamaica neighborhoods in Queens. The data revealed a number of health risks and health intervention opportunities in those neighborhoods at that time.
Visit our Sunset Park Neighborhood WIC center! We provide nutrition education through sessions led by WIC nutritionists on healthy eating and physical activity, one-on-one breastfeeding support, checks to purchase nutritious foods, and referrals to other helpful services.
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.”
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.
Javonne spent his high school years as a champion for public health issues affecting youth. We reached out to Jayvonne and asked him to share his experience as a youth advocate and student leader.