Statement from PHS President and CEO, Lisa David on the American Rescue Plan

Over the past year, the economic fallout of the pandemic has disproportionately impacted underserved populations and has increased the number of newly vulnerable New Yorkers. Unemployment threatens to push families into poverty, with many low-income New Yorkers worrying about running out of money or getting food on the table. We have worked for decades to…

Statement from PHS President and CEO Lisa David, on Election 2020

A long week of waiting for every vote to be counted in the presidential election has finally concluded, and Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris have been elected as President and Vice President of the United States. This is a victory for public health in New York City and across the country. It…

Mothers and their babies are facing food insecurity, Congress needs to act

Free and reduced-priced school meals are critical for students’ health, especially low-income students, and that consideration has influenced the debate over reopening schools during the pandemic. But what about babies, toddlers, and children too young for school? Where do they get food if they face food insecurity at home?

The Trump Administration’s Most Recent Attack on Immigrant Families

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.