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Just in Case: Emergency Preparedness and the Role of the Health Department as First Responder


Sara Gardner, MPH

Executive Director

When it comes to disasters there is one indisputable fact: they happen whether we are ready or not. New York City is no stranger to natural or man-made disasters. In the last two decades we experienced Hurricane Sandy, which was the second largest storm to make landfall in US history, and the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Read more >

Urban Farms Provide Promising Pathways for Young People

It’s a hot, muggy Thursday morning in Brownsville, Brooklyn and there is already a small group of people gathering in the cul-de-sac of Howard Houses. At first glance, it just appears to be a group of friends, but just beyond the crowd, a burst of green comes into view—a tomato plant juts outward, looming large over the other crops. Read More >

FPHNYC Receives Funding to Support Farms at NYCHA

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) has been awarded funding from the Target Corporation for the second year in a row to support Farms at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) which engages NYCHA youth to build, plant and cultivate one-acre farms in underutilized public space at NYCHA developments. The project brings job opportunities and training, fresh produce, beautification and opportunities for safe, outdoor activity to residents at sites. Read More >

Fighting Obesity, One Step at a Time

This summer, two outdoor stairways in the South Bronx received unusual upgrades. The concrete steps, once the typical, drab gray are now covered in brightly colored, nature-inspired images designed and painted by Bronx-based artists Diana Perea and Josie Gonzalez. Read More >

Media Kit


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Executive Director

Sara Gardner, MPH
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