"Public health is purchasable. Within natural limitations, a community can determine its own death rate."
- Hermann M. Biggs, NYC Department of Health, 1914
The Fund for Public Health in New York has raised and managed over $100M in public and private sector grant funding for the NYC Health Department in the last eight years. Private sector funding allows the Health Department to test new and innovative approaches to public health challenges and bring new knowledge to scale quickly. Managing the public funding portfolio for the Health Department helps the agency achieve its public health goals faster. Below is a list of recent grant awards made to the Fund on behalf of the Health Department.
Two grants will support this program to conduct an asthma intervention research study and evaluation focused on the reduction of pests, a primary asthma trigger in the home. The project will evaluate the feasibility, impact on health outcomes and return on investment of embedding basic integrated pest management (IPM) into the clinical treatment plan for children with persistent asthma living in homes with pests.
This Emergency Response Grant will support “NYC CARES,” an initiative of mental health evaluation and treatment services in primary care and community settings for children exposed to Hurricane Sandy and a resiliency training program for school personnel in affected neighborhoods.
This grant will support the work of the NYC Nurse-Family Partnership, an evidence-based nurse home visiting program for low-income, first-time high-risk mothers beginning in pregnancy and working with them over the first two years of their child’s life.
This grant will support a Visiting Attorney in Public Health Law Fellow within the DOHMH General Counsel's office. The goal of the fellowship is to advance the Visiting Attorneys' interest in public health law careers and provide field experience.
This grant will support the development of a severe maternal morbidity (SMM) surveillance system to provide an evidence base for developing programs and policies to improve maternal health in NYC. The initiative will develop protocol for assessing SMM, estimate costs associated with SMM in NYC, and disseminate reports to stakeholders in order to inform programs and policy initiatives.
This grant will increase the capacity of the mental health system in New York City to treat individuals and their families who experience their first episode of psychosis. Funding will enable staff at twelve mental health clinics to engage in a comprehensive evidence-based training.
This grant supports Year 2 of Check Hep C NYC, a comprehensive testing and outreach project to raise awareness and increase treatment of Hepatitis C Virus. Funding will support facility fees and administrative costs for performing the HCV testing.
This grant will continue support for the Bronx Teens Connection's Youth Organization Coordinator to work with city agencies and organizations serving high-risk youth.
This grant will support a collaborative clinical research study (Rapid Diagnostics for HIV and Hepatitis: Multiplo HBc/HIV/HCV and Reveal HbsAg) to determine the clinical performance of the Multiplo test for the detection of anti-HIV 1/2, anti-HBc and/or anti-HCV antibodies in serum, plasma and finger stick and venipuncture whole blood.
Two grants will support this study which seeks to understand if the mechanisms of the Affordable Care Act, as implemented through the New York State-operated Health Benefit Exchange, encourage enrollment into public and private health insurance, and if not, what barriers to enrollment exist. The results of the study will help DOHMH, policymakers, and other stakeholders understand what policy, messaging, and operational changes are needed to ensure that existing and new opportunities to enroll New Yorkers in health insurance are most effective.
This grant supports a media campaign in Staten Island that warns about the risks and dangers of Opioid abuse and misuse.
This grant will continue support of the Nurse-Family Partnership's Targeted Citywide Initiative (TCI), which works with the most vulnerable first-time mothers—teens in foster care, women in shelters, and women in Rikers Island Correctional Facility.
This grant will support a media campaign educating New Yorkers about the risks of hearing loss associated with headphone use and offering recommendations for safer listening.
This grant will support Year 2 of Check Hep C NYC, a comprehensive testing and outreach project to raise awareness and increase treatment of Hepatitis C Virus.