“NYC Public Housing (NYCHA) Farms – A Twist on Urban Agriculture”

December 7, 2016

NYC Food Policy

The Farms at NYCHA program was created through a partnership between NYCHA, Green City Force, The Fund for Public Health in New York City, and The NYC Mayor’s Office, and will be funded for at least three years. Read more on NYC Food Policy >

New York State Department of Health Announces $7.2 Million to Promote, Protect and Support Breastfeeding

November 21, 2016


FPHNYC received $1.2M from the New York State Department of Health to establish Breastfeeding Friendly community support networks for families from pregnancy through infancy to increase breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and duration.  Read more >

“City health department launches new Zika awareness campaign”

November 16, 2016

Politico New York

The New York City health department launched a new ad campaign on Zika awareness Wednesday, even as the mosquito season here comes to an end. Read more on Politico New York >

“City Initiative Aims to Build Healthy Communities with Gardens, Farmers Markets and More”

November 11, 2016

Edible Manhattan

The program’s roots are in community building within New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complexes, which will host urban farms, farmers markets and health classes. Read more on Edible Manhattan >

“In accepting Calderone prize, Bassett highlights racism’s impact on public health”

October 26, 2016

Politico New York

Dr. Mary Bassett, New York City’s health commissioner and the head of FPHNYC’s Board of Directors, accepted the Frank A. Calderone prize, given to those who make a “transformational contribution in the field of public health.”  Read more on Politico New York >