The Powerful Impact of Food Systems Planning

Learn from NYHealth grantees and partners who are demonstrating the power of food planning as an important tool for addressing food insecurity and boosting local economies.

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Data Snapshot: Veteran Suicide in New York State

This NYHealth data snapshot shows the veteran suicide rate in New York State from 2011–2020.

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Still Hungry: Food Insufficiency in New York State

This NYHealth data brief examines food insufficiency in New York State over the past four years.

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Medical Debt in NY State and Its Unequal Burden across Communities

An NYHealth-funded analysis by the Urban Institute finds that nearly half of New Yorkers with medical debt owed $500 or more. See a breakdown of medical debt across the State.

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Statewide Impact. Real New Yorkers.

Western New York Rebuilding a Good Life

Rebuilding a Good Life

Pazir was ripped from the life he knew when the Taliban bombed the Kabul International Airport. Read his story of trauma, resilience, and recovery.

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Finger Lakes Refugees Get Off to a New Start with Health Care Services

Refugees Get Off to a New Start with Health Care Services

Mohammed Hussan is an Arabic-speaking refugee from Iraq; because of his Christian faith, he was jailed and beaten in his home country. Mohammed and his family arrived in Rochester in 2014, where they were able to access health care and rebuild their lives through an innovative program.

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Central New York A Healthy Valentine’s Day

A Healthy Valentine’s Day

Riley Elementary’s second-grade class faced an important choice: What snacks would they eat for their class Valentine’s Day Party? The class has been learning about nutrition and physical activity through Oswego County Health Department’s Healthy Highway program.

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North Country Care for the Whole Family

Care for the Whole Family

Lori, a mother of two, could not afford health insurance. Luckily, her children were able to qualify for low-cost health insurance—with the help of the North Country Children’s Clinic, she enrolled them in Child Health Plus.

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Capital Region Vulnerable Children Receive Vital Oral Health Services

Vulnerable Children Receive Vital Oral Health Services

Four-year-old Noah has a happy, healthy smile, thanks in part to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Smiles Program, a pilot program that is connecting some of New York’s most vulnerable children to oral health services.

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Hudson Valley New Yorkers at High Risk for Diabetes Find Help from YMCA Program

New Yorkers at High Risk for Diabetes Find Help from YMCA Program

A diabetes prevention program offered by YMCAs across the State has helped Donald, Grace, and other participants reduce their risk developing the disease by 50% and improve their health and wellbeing.

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New York City East Harlem Bikes, Runs, and Walks Its Way to Better Health

East Harlem Bikes, Runs, and Walks Its Way to Better Health

5-year-old Moa is an expert on Randall’s Island, having explored every corner of the park during weekly visits with his parents. For Moa, his parents, and other East Harlem residents, the ability to access Randall’s Island for fresh air and physical activity has been a boon.

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Long Island Children Struggling with Mental Illness Get Help at the Pediatrician’s Office

Children Struggling with Mental Illness Get Help at the Pediatrician’s Office

For children living with mental health conditions, finding and receiving timely treatment can be difficult. A new program on Long Island is working to better meet the needs of children with mental health issues and their families.

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The new policy is an important step to provide healthier local food to millions of New Yorkers.

Read "NYHealth Statement on the Passage of the Good Food NY Bill"
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NYHealth Senior Program Officer Julia McCarthy submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare's oversight hearing on hunger and food insecurity

Read "NYHealth Testimony on Hunger and Food Insecurity in New York City"
A family huddled around the laptop renewing Medicaid online.

NYHealth President and CEO David Sandman highlights the ingredients that have led to New York's successful reenrollment efforts and what lies ahead.

Read "Winding Up New York’s Medicaid Unwinding"
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Read a Letter to the Editor in the Times Union from NYHealth Senior Program Officer Julia McCarthy on what steps New York can take to ensure all students have healthy free school meals at school.

Read "Letters: State Can Take Steps Now to Help Families With Food Insecurity"
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NYHealth President and CEO David Sandman highlights the hits and misses in the latest State budget.

Read "You Win Some, You Lose Some: Hits and Misses in New York’s Budget"
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Read an article in Crain's New York Business citing NYHealth’s food insufficiency brief and featuring NYHealth Director of Research and Policy Mary Ford.

Read "More New Yorkers struggle with food access now than during the pandemic: report"
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Read an op-ed in Crain's New York Business from NYHealth President and CEO David Sandman on how elevating the role of medical assistants can help New York State solve its primary care workforce shortage.

Read "Op-ed: A shot in the arm for New York’s primary care workforce"
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NYHealth Senior Program Officer Julia McCarthy provided testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Education.

Read "NYHealth Testimony on Investing in Fresh, Healthy, Culturally Relevant School Meals"