PHS presents at NYSHealth Webinar “Connecting New Yorkers with Social Safety-Net Services”

On June 17, 2020, NYSHealth hosted a webinar on connecting New Yorkers with critical social safety-net programs during the pandemic, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), SNAP (food stamps), and options for accessing health insurance. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the deep inequities that affect health outcomes of…

Lisa David joins panel for NYN Media’s webinar series “Nonprofit Resilence Through the Coronavirus Pandemic”

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, Lisa David joined a panel with Michelle Yanche, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services, and Marco Damiani, Chief Executive Officer of AHRC NYC, for New York Nonprofit (NYN) Media’s Webinar Series Nonprofit Resilience Through the Coronavirus Pandemic. They discussed how nonprofits can protect employees and manage staffing levels while preventing potential financial…

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…

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. 

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.”

Women of Color Face Reproductive Health Risks due to Catholic Hospital Rules and Religious Exemption Laws

A new report that was released today by Columbia Law School Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) in partnership with Public Health Solutions reveals that in many states, women of color are far more likely than white women to give birth at Catholic hospitals, putting them at greater risk of having their health needs determined by the religious beliefs of bishops rather than the medical judgment of doctors.