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Welcoming the Commissioner’s Key Strategies for Public Health

March 15, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

On a crisp February morning, FPHNYC partnered with the Robin Hood Foundation to bring together some of our philanthropic partners to meet the new Commissioner of Health, Dr. Oxiris Barbot. The Commissioner spoke about her own personal experiences that drove her to public health, and outlined her vision for a healthier New York City during … Continue reading “Welcoming the Commissioner’s Key Strategies for Public Health”

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A Vision for Public Health in NYC in 2019

February 7, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

The start of a new year means a flurry of resolutions and commitments to make this year even better than the last. As we kick off 2019, we asked our colleagues at the Department of Health what their resolutions were for public health in New York City. From improving healthy food access, to supporting mental … Continue reading “A Vision for Public Health in NYC in 2019”

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Working to Empower HIV Patients and End the Epidemic

February 7, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

As the first health department clinics in the United States to provide immediate on-site access to HIV treatment, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)’s Sexual Health Clinics offer a lifeline to patients seeking HIV treatment. Patients who enter the clinics unaware that they are HIV-positive or who were previously unable … Continue reading “Working to Empower HIV Patients and End the Epidemic”

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A New Vision for Salt and Sugar Reduction

November 19, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

Around the holidays it can feel like sugary treats are there to tempt us at every turn. But this time of year, and all year round, it’s important to be mindful of the sugar we consume. Added sugars have become widespread in our food supply, and excess sugar consumption is harming our health nationwide. Even … Continue reading “A New Vision for Salt and Sugar Reduction”

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Farms at NYCHA – Bringing a Pilot Project Citywide

November 14, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

In the middle of a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complex, where there was once an empty lot, there is now a farm teeming with purple eggplants, rainbow chard, and okra. At six sites in four boroughs, Farms at NYCHA combines youth workforce development, healthy food access, community engagement, and sustainable open space activation. … Continue reading “Farms at NYCHA – Bringing a Pilot Project Citywide”

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