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FPHNYC and NYC Department of Health Awarded Funding to Develop a Guide for the New York City Mural Arts Project

May 24, 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 the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund to support the development of a program facilitation manual for the New York City Mural Arts Project (NYCMAP). The New York City Mural … Continue reading “FPHNYC and NYC Department of Health Awarded Funding to Develop a Guide for the New York City Mural Arts Project”

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Turning The Tide on Swimming Fatalities

May 23, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths among children aged 1 to 19 years old in the United States. These fatalities are even more prevalent among African American youth aged 5 to 19 years old. They are six times more likely to fatally drown than Whites and Hispanics of the same age, according … Continue reading “Turning The Tide on Swimming Fatalities”

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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 … 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 … 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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