For the past ten years, we have been working together as a community coalition to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. With leadership from the Institute for Family Health, the support of many funding sources and the involvement of thousands of our neighbors, we’re creating change to make health equality a reality. Recently, we were named a National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities so we can continue to expand our advocacy and education efforts city and state-wide.


Spring 2014 Symposium on Alcohol & Violence – Join the Planning Committee!

working with the Partnership for a Healthier NYC and other borough coalitions to convene a series of symposia about the connection between alcohol and a variety of different issue areas. On November 12th, the Partnership organized an event at Mount Sinai about the intersections between alcohol and sexual health. It was an exciting day filled with interesting conversations about the connection between alcohol and HIV/AIDS, STIs, unplanned pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and sexual assault. Over 150 people attended! This spring, we are planning a symposium about the connections between alcohol and violence, a topic that is unfortunately, well known in the Bronx. We hope to engage community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, healthcare organizations, academia, criminal justice and law enforcement groups, and activated community members and leaders during the day-long event. We’re still finalizing the major topics that will be discussed; however, they may include, but are not limited to the following: gun/street violence, crime, elder/child abuse, intimate partner violence, youth violence, hate crimes, and more. To learn more and help us plan the event, please contact Emma Rodgers at or (212) 633-0800 x1249

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Segregated Care Campaign: 2013-2014 Kickoff

This fall, we look forward to making strides in our Segregated Care Campaign, which aims to eliminate patient steering practices based on health insurance status at academic medical centers.  We believe these steering practices contribute to health inequities in New York City (NYC).  This year, we are excited to continue our community outreach efforts to educate citizens about racial and ethnic health disparities and how to advocate for themselves in their encounters in the healthcare system.  Through our outreach efforts, we hope to strengthen our existing partnerships as well as build new ones as we rally support for action at the state level as well as within academic medical centers that will end patient steering practices in New York State.  We encourage those interested in our efforts to attend our Health Disparities Work Group (HDWG), which meets the 2nd Friday of every month at Cosmopolitan Church (39 W 190th Street, Bronx NY 10468).  During our monthly meetings, we discuss crucial and relevant healthcare issues and how they impact the Segregated Care Campaign, including the Affordable Care ACT and the policy decisions and actions of state and local officials regarding healthcare delivery including those involving hospital closures in NYC. In addition, HDWG members will spearhead plans on hosting a public event next spring to raise awareness of patient steering practices.  For more information about the Segregated Care Campaign and the HDWG, please contact Hardeep Singh at or 212-633-0800 ext. 1287 or click here.

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Join the Race to Tag Healthswag!

The Partnership for a Healthier New York City is calling all youth to join the race to Tag Healthswag!  Join us to promote the importance of healthy communities and be a part of the Tag Healthswag campaign.  We are asking you to engage community organizations and businesses to make the healthy choice the easy choice where residents live, work and play by signing the “Healthswag Promise.”  The more organizations and businesses you tag, the better.  For more information and to get involved visit

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