Take Care New York: Identifying the most winnable public health battles in New York City
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is one of the most trusted names in promoting public health and this reputation comes from a legacy of protecting the health of the people that live, work and visit New York City. DOHMH routinely collects and analyzes data that allows its expert staff to identify the most concerning health issues and develop policies and programs that improve the health and lives of New Yorkers. DOHMH created Take Care New York in 2004, a strategic plan to improve the health of New Yorkers by identifying the most winnable battles in public health. Progress has been made on the goals set out at that time and new goals have been established for 2012.
The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) raises and manages outside funding for DOHMH-led projects. Grant funds – whether federal, state, private foundation or individual – have been vital to DOHMH successes. Projects are developed by DOHMH scientists who work with Fund staff to shape their projects, raise money, and implement funded projects. In seven years of operations, over $250M has been raised to quickly develop new knowledge, test ideas, and persuade stakeholders. These new resources can:
Click on each Take Care New York priority area to learn about current and past projects that have been implemented as a public-private partnership between FPHNY and DOHMH.
In addition to bringing the best public health to NYC, DOHMH is a leader in the field nationally and internationally. Learn more about how DOHMH is sharing its valuable innovations beyond New York City.