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Grants Awarded to the Fund for Public Health in New York City to Strengthen Reproductive Health Services for At-risk Teens

October 24, 2017

FPHNYC Staff

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have received two complementary three-year awards from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to increase access to reproductive health services for at-risk teens attending New York City (NYC) public high schools and those in the foster care system.

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Urban Farms Provide Promising Pathways for Young People

September 12, 2017

FPHNYC Staff

It’s a hot, muggy Thursday morning in Brownsville, Brooklyn and there is already a small group of people gathering in the cul-de-sac of Howard Houses. At first glance, it just appears to be a group of friends, but just beyond the crowd, a burst of green comes into view—a tomato plant juts outward, looming large over the other crops.

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FPHNYC Receives Funding to Support Farms at NYCHA

September 12, 2017

FPHNYC Staff

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) has been awarded funding from the Target Corporation for the second year in a row to support Farms at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) which engages NYCHA youth to build, plant and cultivate one-acre farms in underutilized public space at NYCHA developments. The project brings job opportunities and training, fresh produce, beautification and opportunities for safe, outdoor activity to residents at sites.

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Fighting Obesity, One Step at a Time

September 12, 2017

FPHNYC Staff

This summer, two outdoor stairways in the South Bronx received unusual upgrades. The concrete steps, once the typical, drab gray are now covered in brightly colored, nature-inspired images designed and painted by Bronx-based artists Diana Perea and Josie Gonzalez.

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