First Lady Chirlane McCray and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz were joined today at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens by Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and ACS Commissioner David A. Hansell to announce the donation of 1,000 new Pack ‘N Play portable cribs, or “Katz’s Cradles,” to provide more Queens families with a safe sleep surface for their infants.
When Christina learned she was pregnant, she was filled with both joy and panic. She didn’t know who to learn from, or who to lean on. Christina turned to the Healthy Families program that was in her community.
NYC Smoke-Free, a program of Public Health Solutions, hosted a forum titled The Truth about Menthol: A Hazard in our Communities to discuss menthol tobacco products and their devastating effects on communities of color, youth, women and other vulnerable populations.
For most of Asha’s adult life, she had a steady job and roof over her head. A few years ago, she experienced a whirlwind of life events that seemed to go from bad to worse. While Asha had little control over much of her life, her shelter was in the neighborhood of PHS Reproductive Health Center.
Families like Ulivia’s family face a great deal of barriers to eating well. She believes that it is the support of her local WIC Center that has launched her and her family on to a healthier path.