The Fund for Public Health in NYC’s (FPHNYC) has a profound impact on the health and wellness of 8.5 million New Yorkers. Working in partnership with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, widely viewed as one of the most innovative and effective in the country, FPHNYC advances public health by challenging the status quo and thinking creatively to address old and emerging threats.
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Since our founding in 2002, we’ve secured more than $450 million to support over 300 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.
Challenge: Disinvestment, poverty, and lack of access to healthy foods put residents at higher risk for diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.
Solution: FPHNYC secured over $1 million to increase access to affordable, nutritious food; and foster family engagement in making nutritious meals.
Challenge: High levels of poverty, segregation, and public disinvestment create neighborhood inequality that leads to poor long-term health.
Solution: Investing in chronically underserved neighborhoods leads to improved health outcomes by increasing access to fresh food, providing opportunities for physical activity, and promoting safe and vibrant public spaces.
Challenge: In the U.S., one in three older adults falls each year. Falls are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization among older New Yorkers.
Solution: FPHNYC secured a grant to study fall risks among seniors on Staten Island and understand how best to protect them.