PHIP Community Research

As part of the PHIP, The New York Academy of Medicine conducts community-based research on New Yorkers’ health needs and priorities. This work engages New York City residents to elicit their experiences and perspectives on topics such as chronic disease, primary care, mental health and mental health stigma, and the connections between health and housing. Methods include focus groups and public deliberations – a form of community engagement that includes education and elicitation of specific community recommendations. The purpose of this research is to inform the work of the PHIP and its partners in support of the triple aim: better care, lower health care costs and better health outcomes for New Yorkers.


Preventing Chronic Disease – Community Perspectives

This report focuses on approaches to preventing chronic disease across NYC, particularly in communities identified as experiencing the greatest burden. The findings are intended to provide the PHIP Steering Committee and the Designing a Strong and Healthy NYC Workgroup with community member perspectives to inform physical activity and healthy eating initiatives.


Community Perspectives on Advanced Primary Care – PHIP Focus Group Report 

This report, authored by researchers at The New York Academy of Medicine, presents community perspectives on primary care, particularly in those NYC communities identified by DOHMH as having significant need. The findings described in this report provided the PHIP Steering Committee and its Advanced Primary Care Group with patient perspectives to inform the development and implementation of the medical home model of care.


Brooklyn Mental Health Public Deliberations 

This report details the findings from a set of public deliberations focused on reducing mental health stigma in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant, East New York and Brownsville. The work was carried out in collaboration with the DOHMH Center for Health Equity’s Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center in order to elicit community input regarding the best approaches to reducing mental health stigma in the target neighborhoods.


Housing and Health in New York City: Perspectives from Low-Income Communities

This report explores the impact of housing-related challenges on the physical and mental health of low income New Yorkers. It is based on a series of focus groups conducted by the New York Academy of Medicine in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The findings presented provide community perspectives on the health implications of safe and affordable housing, landlord-tenant relations, and other housing-related challenges, as well as community recommendations for improving housing conditions for low-income NYC residents.



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