NYC Population Health Improvement Program

In January 2015, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene joined in partnership with the Fund for Public Health in New York, the United Hospital Fund and the New York Academy of Medicine to launch the New York City Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP). The NYC PHIP is one of 11 PHIPs created around the state to achieve inclusive health planning at the regional and local level.


The PHIP promotes health equity as well as the “Triple Aim” of better care, lower health care costs and better health outcomes for New Yorkers. We achieve this by engaging community members and cross-sector leaders in strategic health planning.

Guiding Principles for NYC PHIP:


  • Inclusive, cross-sector stakeholder engagement.
  • Evidence-informed decision-making.
  • Transparency through communications and accountability of actions.

Objectives and Activities for 2017 include:


  1. Increase investment by multiple sectors in NYC in interventions that prevent disease and improve health equity.
    • Convene PHIP Steering Committee and workgroups to develop and advise citywide strategies for improving population health
    • Support community-based organizations to develop and test local strategies for achieving Take Care New York 2020 health equity goals
    • Collaboratively study and address the health needs and priorities of NYC communities
  2. Support the local transition to value-based health care
    • Generate recommendations on how to improve health/health care communications to consumers
    • Building on the APC’s Strategic Plan for Medical Home Adoption in NYC, develop proposed models for shared services among small practices in NYC

For inquiries about the New York City Population Health Improvement Program, contact:


Wende Mwanyika, MPH
Manager, Population Health Improvement Program
Office of Policy, Planning & Strategic Data Use
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene