The Challenges We Face in the Fight Against Measles

June 7, 2019

The measles epidemic has grown rapidly over the past eight months; there are now over 550 cases in New York City alone. This outbreak has posed many challenges, particularly in combating the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation. Additionally, the City has had to question how to balance civil liberty with civic accountability, the right to refuse vaccination or the necessity to protect those who cannot receive vaccines. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, writes eloquently about these challenges, and opportunities, in her latest piece for Health Affairs.

You can access the article here.

NYC Says It Raised $400 Million to Combat Inequality During de Blasio’s First Term

April 3, 2018

The Observer

The Fund for Public Health in New York City was one of several city-affiliated nonprofits to help New York City raise more than $400 million in private and charitable funds during de Blasio’s first term for key initiatives seeking to combat inequity in the city, such as housing, immigration, health and workforce development. Read more

NYC Public Schools Are Turning to Design for Healthier Environments

October 26, 2017

Architectural Digest

Thanks to grant funding from Mental Health by Design, a Thrive NYC program, 15 wellness spaces were completed in New York City public schools across the five boroughs. Read more

One Community Garden at a Time: How New Yorkers are Fighting for Food Justice

June 12, 2017

The Guardian

Reporter Edward Helmore writes about how city-wide gardening programs such as the FPHNYC-supported program Building Healthy Communities are reshaping the food justice landscape in New York City. Read more


Free Classes for Pregnant Women

June 1, 2017

Brooklyn News 12

NYC DOHMH Healthy Start Program, managed in partnership with FPHNYC, was featured on NY12. Funded by HRSA, the program ensures that pregnant women in Brooklyn areas with the highest maternal mortality rates receive supportive pregnancy education courses.  Watch here