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New York City’s Public Health Laboratory Helps Train the Next Generation of Laboratory Microbiologists

May 10, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

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”

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New Funding to Support Study on Collaborative Care Delivery in East Harlem

April 23, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

Lack of coordination between health and community service agencies often leads to service duplication and gaps, missed opportunities, wasted resources and poor outcomes for the most vulnerable populations. A place-based model, where providers collaborate in one location to improve the health and well-being of the populations they serve, can help address these challenges.
The Fund for Public Health in New York City has received a $250,000 award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, managed by its Systems for Action national program office. … Continue reading “New Funding to Support Study on Collaborative Care Delivery in East Harlem”

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New Funding Supports Improvement in Maternal Care Across the City

March 21, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

In recent years, as high rates of maternal mortality in the U.S. have alarmed researchers, one statistic has been especially concerning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of White mothers. In New York City, Black mothers are 12 times more likely than White mothers to die from pregnancy-related factors.

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SMART University in East Harlem

February 21, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

The class begins with a rapid roll call. Each woman tells the group what she cooked during the week. “Salmon with broccoli and beans,” says one woman. “Oh, I made broccoli and salmon too,” says another. “I made the potatoes and kale.” There are a lot of repeats — many of the women made the same meal. For the past three weeks, the women have been focusing on diabetes prevention and management. Each woman has prepared at least one recipe from the list of approved meals in the SMART (Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research & Treatment) University manual, an organization based in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center.

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Neighborhood Health Action Centers Offer Pathways to Care

January 19, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

On a late afternoon in early December, a woman and small child enter the large, light-colored building on the corner of 115th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The woman, between work shifts, rushes to use the lactation room at the East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center. She and many community members file into the offices to access on-site services. The building houses more than 15 social service programs, four community-based organizations, and other New York City Department of Health programs.

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