FPHNYC has a profound impact on the health and wellness of 8.8 million New Yorkers. Working in partnership with our city’s Department of Health, widely viewed as one of the most innovative and effective in the country, we advance public health by challenging the status quo and thinking creatively to address old and emerging threats.
2020: A Year In Review
We’re thrilled to share our Year in Review report, which highlights the work you’ve supported over the past year to support better public health for all New Yorkers.
Impact starts with you.
Since our founding in 2002, we’ve secured more than $500 million to support over 440 projects that improves the lives of New Yorkers. Thanks to public-private partnerships from philanthropic organizations and individuals, FPHNYC is able to test new, pioneering approaches that transform lives across the city.
Explore some recent blog posts for examples of our work and impact
Get the Good Stuff
Challenge: Cost is a major barrier to fresh fruit and vegetable consumption among families with low incomes.
Solution: A nutrition incentive program providing not only fresh produce but also frozen, canned, and dried fruits, vegetables, and beans. FPHNYC is managing multiple grants from the United States Department of Agriculture on behalf of the Health Department.
Health Justice Network
Challenge: Persons with criminal legal system involvement face barriers in accessing healthcare and social services when re-integrating into the community.
Solution: Recognizing that addressing public health outcomes is an essential part of the creation of a fairer and efficient justice system, FPHNYC secured the support of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for an innovative pilot program developed by the Health Department: the New York City Health Justice Network (HJN).
Challenge: Many LGBTQ+ young people struggle with discrimination, rejection, and mistreatment, leading them to be at risk for increased substance misuse in response to these stressors.
Solution: FPHNYC partnered with the Health Department to implement a community-centered environmental change strategy that reduces not only acceptance of substances but also the triggers that lead to the initiation of substance use and misuse by LGBTQ+ youth.