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A More Just Future for Medicine and Public Health

A More Just Future for Medicine and Public Health

Health equity is central to FPHNYC’s work to improve the health of all New Yorkers. On March 15, 2022, Dr. Michelle Morse, the Health Department’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner, joined Sara Gardner, FPHNYC’s Executive Director, for a Public Health Talk “What Comes Next After Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Crisis?“ Dr. Michelle…

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Visions for a new year

Visions for a new year

After two years of a global pandemic, it’s hard sometimes to remember that public health is not just about responding to crises. Public Health is also proactive, working to realize visions of improving people’s overall health and well-being — visions that are usually well-grounded and evidence-based. They are visions of what may temporarily be just beyond our grasp but can be possible through collaboration and partnership.

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A Message from Our Executive Director

A Message from Our Executive Director

The following is excerpted from FPHNYC’s 2021 Impact Report. Dear Friends, Progress is rarely a straight path forward, especially during a global pandemic. The roll-out in a record time of highly effective vaccines to protect against the worst effects of COVID-19 is progress worthy of celebration. However, as we continue the fight against COVID-19, the…

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New York City Health Justice Network: Bringing a public health and racial equity approach to community re-entry

New York City Health Justice Network: Bringing a public health and racial equity approach to community re-entry

The U.S. incarcerates more individuals than anywhere in the world, with its prison population tripling to 2.3 million since the 1970s and disproportionally impacting people of color. Persons with criminal legal system involvement (CLSI) face systemic racism and restrictive barriers in accessing healthcare and social service resources to meet basic needs when re-integrating into the…

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The Reopening of NYC Schools and Public Health

The Reopening of NYC Schools and Public Health

Recap of September 20, 2021, Public Conversation with NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi Exactly one week after nearly 900,000 students returned to NYC public schools, Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi joined the Fund for Public Health in NYC…

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Progress and Challenges in Vaccinating NYC

Progress and Challenges in Vaccinating NYC

Recap of April 30, 2021 Town Hall with Dr. Dave A. Chokshi and Dr. Torian Easterling On April 30, we hosted a Town Hall with New York City’s Commissioner of Health Dr. Dave A Chokshi and First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer, Dr. Torian Easterling. Watch the recording of the Town Hall below, or…

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