The Neighborhood Health Workgroup consists of eight community partner organizations that are working to advance Take Care New York 2020, the NYC health equity agenda, in under-resourced neighborhoods across the city. In 2016, these partners were selected to mobilize their communities around neighborhood-specific health equity goals. Each partner undertook a process that included gathering extensive input from diverse community members, researching local assets and opportunities for change, and developing a strategy to improve neighborhood health. The NYC Health Department worked with Hester Street Collaborative to build the partners’ capacity for conducting the process in an inclusive and impactful way.
The NYC PHIP continues to support these partners in 2017 as they plan and garner resources for their neighborhood health strategies. Specifically, the Health Department is collaborating with experts in various fields to offer training and technical assistance to the partners on topics such as planning for evaluation, promoting healthy policies, creating healthy environments, and engaging stakeholders. The Health Department will also convene the partners four times in 2017 to engage in peer learning activities.