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Epidemics can be widespread communicable diseases, such as COVID-19, or widespread conditions or behaviors, such as opioid use. The growth in the number of New Yorkers with chronic diseases such as diabetes and those struggling with mental health issues are also critical public health challenges. According to the CDC, chronic diseases are the leading causes of illness, disability, and death in the United States.

Public funding is sometimes slow to arrive and has restrictions on spending. Your support of the Epidemics Fund provides the flexible resources necessary to rapidly respond to our most pressing public health threats.

As the nonprofit partner to the New York City Health Department, FPHNYC is uniquely positioned to ensure your donation goes to the area of greatest need.

Founded in 2002 to help address the urgent health needs of the city after 9/11, FPHNYC has nearly 20 years of experience managing and directing funding utilizing a public-private partnership model. With your support, we can respond swiftly to current challenges such as the opioid epidemic and severe mental illness, as well as invest in longer-term solutions to prevent future epidemics. Please make a gift to the work of the Epidemics Fund today. Thank you.

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Read our latest Impact Report highlighting the work you’ve helped make possible responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis, and other public health priorities.