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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 … 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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FPHNYC and NYC Department of Health Awarded Funding to Increase HIV Treatment Access for Newly Diagnosed Patients

January 19, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

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 M∙A∙C Cosmetic’s charitable foundation, the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund to increase prompt access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for patients newly diagnosed with HIV at NYC’s Sexual Health Clinics.

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