Statement on Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address

Governor Kathy Hochul put public health at the forefront of her State of the State address and in her priorities for 2022. It is clear that the governor and her administration understand that significant investment in public health – from critical investment in public health infrastructure, increased health care affordability to supporting the health care…

Statement from Dr. April Lockley, Medical Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health Centers at Public Health Solutions, on Texas’ Abortion Restriction Law

The news out of Texas and the Supreme Court in recent days has been nothing short of infuriating. The Senate Bill (SB) 8 law in Texas – which bans abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy and incentivizes private citizens to sue anyone involved in the termination of a pregnancy – shamelessly violates the health and personal autonomy of people across the state. I’m…

COVID-19 Response: Message from Lisa David, President and CEO

Public Health Solutions (PHS) is quickly pivoting in how we work and stepping up our services to meet the growing health needs of vulnerable families in New York City, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn about our COVID-19 Response Fund. We know the city’s under resourced communities depend on us for food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health,…

Federal Appeals Court Allows Title X Restriction To Go Into Effect

Statement from PHS’ CEO & President, Lisa David: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on February 24, 2020 to stay, or set aside, the preliminary injunctions calling to block the Trump administration’s enforcement of its gag rule on Title X funding. This means the federal government will continue its unnecessary and unethical policy…

Federal Judge Overturns Trump Administration’s ‘Health Care Refusal’ Rule

In June, Public Health Solutions joined reproductive health and legal advocates in filing a lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration rule that would allow health care workers to deny patients information and treatment on the basis of their religious and moral beliefs. Together with the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, and the American Civil…

Public Health Solutions Opposes The Final Public Charge Rule

On Monday, August 12, the Department of Homeland Security finalized the “public charge” rule that would redefine the meaning of the term “public charge” by enabling the administration to reject immigrant visas (green card) or temporary visas for those who have accessed or are deemed likely to rely on certain forms of public assistance —…

2019 Health Reimagined Gala Save The Date

Public Health Solutions Hosts 2019 Health Reimagined Gala

On June 18, Public Health Solutions hosted the 2019 Health Reimagined Gala, where we recognized the champions of public health over an evening of dinner, cocktails, and conversation. With over 270 guests in attendance, we honored those who help us improve the future health of New York City’s most vulnerable communities.  Thank You to our Sponsors!

Statement from PHS President & CEO, Lisa M. David Opposing New Title X Final Rule

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…

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…