Special Projects Fund

Grantee Name

Planned Parenthood of New York City

Funding Area

Special Projects Fund

Publication Date

November 2015

Grant Amount


Grant Date:

December 2008 – December 2011


On Staten Island, a lack of accessible reproductive health services and deep concerns about privacy prevented many young people from seeking sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception, sex education, and screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

In 2011, NYHealth awarded a grant to Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) to collaborate with Community Health Action of Staten Island on establishing a PPNYC extension center clinic on Staten Island to provide comprehensive family planning services and help clients access health care coverage.

Outcomes and Lessons Learned

  • Provided sexual and reproductive health services through its mobile medical unit to 397 patients;
  • Established the only existing permanent PPNYC Staten Island center to provide care; and
  • Offered on-site public insurance screening and enrollment services.