New Funding to Expand Support Services for New Yorkers Re-entering Communities from Jail
June 28, 2018
In the U.S., nearly 2.2 million persons are held in jail or prison, representing the largest incarcerated population in the world. Persons with justice involvement (PWJI) re-entering their communities after incarceration face many challenges and barriers to successful and long-term community re-integration, including poor physical, mental and social health. These challenges may contribute to further contact with the criminal justice system. Approximately 42 percent of people released from New York prisons return within three years.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. … Continue reading “New Funding to Expand Support Services for New Yorkers Re-entering Communities from Jail”
Class Action Lawsuit Rules in Favor of Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program Grantees
June 28, 2018
In July 2017, Sara Gardner, executive director of the Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC), shared the alarming news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under the leadership of the Trump administration, announced early termination of grants through the bipartisan and evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. TPP was established in 2010 as a national program to fund youth-focused evidenced-based programs aimed at preventing teen pregnancy. … Continue reading “Class Action Lawsuit Rules in Favor of Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program Grantees”Read More
FPHNYC and NYC Department of Health Awarded Funding to Develop a Guide for the New York City Mural Arts Project
May 24, 2018
The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) and the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have received funding from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund to support the development of a program facilitation manual for the New York City Mural Arts Project (NYCMAP).
The New York City Mural Arts Project, which began in November 2016, uses a collaborative mural-making process to discuss mental health and foster new social interactions in New York City, … Continue reading “FPHNYC and NYC Department of Health Awarded Funding to Develop a Guide for the New York City Mural Arts Project”
Turning The Tide on Swimming Fatalities
May 23, 2018
Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths among children aged 1 to 19 years old in the United States. These fatalities are even more prevalent among African American youth aged 5 to 19 years old. They are six times more likely to fatally drown than Whites and Hispanics of the same age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In New York City (NYC), many communities of color have limited access to swimming pools as a result of underinvestment in these communities, … Continue reading “Turning The Tide on Swimming Fatalities”
New York City’s Public Health Laboratory Helps Train the Next Generation of Laboratory Microbiologists
May 10, 2018
This week Marvin Rivera spent almost 40 hours processing and testing various samples at the New York City Public Health Laboratory (PHL), where he is one of several newly hired laboratory microbiologists to join PHL. What might seem like a monotonous job to some is just what Rivera hoped for when he began working at the lab as a trainee last summer.
“I always knew I wanted to do this work,” he said. “I worked in labs in high school and in college and I always preferred the testing and diagnosis part to the patient interaction part.”
The PHL opened in 1892 as the Municipal Bacteriological Lab, … Continue reading “New York City’s Public Health Laboratory Helps Train the Next Generation of Laboratory Microbiologists”