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What Comes Next After Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Crisis?
Dr. Michelle Morse, the NYC Health Department’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner, discusses NYC’s latest efforts to end systemic racism in public health and medicine. Download the presentation from the March 15, 2022 event.
NYC Health Justice Network
Hear about the innovative NYC Health Justice Network, which provides people recently released from jail or prison with health care and reentry assistance. Download the presentation from the event here. October 28, 2021
Full Reopening of Schools and Public Health
The Fund for Public Schools and the Fund for Public Health NYC are proud to have partnered together to host a conversation with NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi. The Schools Chancellor and Health Commissioner spoke about the full reopening of public schools and the continued prioritization of the health and safety of students, families, and the community. September 20, 2021
Reimagining Public Health Series: Liberation and Reckoning for Health Justice
The Fund of Public Health in NYC is proud to be collaborating with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on their Reimagining Public Health Series. This is the fourth and final event in the series, focusing on the declaration of racism as a public health emergency made in June 2020 and the realities of racial inequities today. June 23, 2021
Reimagining Public Health Series: Building Narrative Power for Health Equity and Racial Justice
The Fund of Public Health in NYC is proud to be collaborating with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on their Reimagining Public Health Series. This is the third event in the series, focusing on dialogue about important topics facing public health in New York City. May 26, 2021
Town Hall: COVID-19 Updates in NYC
Commissioner of Health, Dr. Dave A. Chokshi and Dr. Torian Easterling discuss the latest data on COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates, how we’re ensuring equitable access to vaccines in NYC’s hardest-hit neighborhoods, and more. April 30, 2021
Racial Justice in Public Health
Dr. Torian Easterling discusses the intersection of racial and social justice in public health, and how the Health Department is addressing this massive, intersectional challenge. July 8, 2020
Mental Health During COVID-19
Dr. Myla Harrison, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Mental Health, discusses the mental health challenges emerging as a result of the coronavirus. May 27, 2020
Addressing Disparities and Equity During COVID-19
Learn more about how COVID-19 disproportionately impacts certain communities, and what the Health Department is doing to respond. Guest speaker Jane Bedell, the former Assistant Commissioner for the Bronx Neighborhood Health Action Center, speaks about her work and the long-existing health disparities that the coronavirus is bringing to light. May 6, 2020
We received so many great questions in response to our last Public Health Talk. This week, we spoke with Prachee Patel about the City’s response, as well as how it’s addressing issues of equity and inequality. April 22, 2020
COVID-19 in NYC
We spoke with Prachee Patel, Director of Grants Management at the Health Department, about the rapidly changing situation in New York City related to the coronavirus. April 15, 2020
Prachee Patel, Director of Grants Management at the Health Department, spoke about being activated during the Coronavirus COVID-19 emergency, strategies for staying healthy, and how the city is preparing for the epidemic while taking steps to ensure all New Yorkers stay safe. February 19, 2020.
Kim Kessler, Assistant Commissioner at the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Department of Health, spoke about the future of e-cigarette regulations, the facts about e-cigarette use, and the strategies underway to combat the growth of this crisis. November 7, 2019.