Woman with hands crossed. Woman with hands crossed.

Refugees Get Off to a New Start with Health Care Services

The United States has a longstanding history of accepting refugees in search of a new life, all of whom have fled war-torn countries or cannot safely return to their home country.

Learn More Learn more about Refugees Get Off to a New Start with Health Care Services

Impacting Real New Yorkers

NYHealth pursues ambitious goals to improve the health of all New Yorkers. As we stay focused on larger goals to achieve widespread changes to health care policy and practice, we are continually motivated and inspired by the people and communities that the Foundation and our grantees are helping every day. Read their stories.

30 results

All Crosswalks Lead to Care

Southern Tier Community Health Center simply did not have enough space. Situated between two poor counties—both federally designated health professional shortage areas—the clinic was stretched thin and could barely fit its providers…

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Grantee Spotlight: Connecting Undocumented New Yorkers to Coverage

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) embarked on a public education campaign in 2016 to raise awareness among the tens of thousands of Medicaid-eligible immigrants living in New York City and connect them to health insurance.

Learn More

Better Balance for a Better Future

Elderly residents in rural New York improve their balance through Tai Chi and exercise programs.

Learn More

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?

Learn More

Women and Young People Benefiting from Better Reproductive Health Care

After meeting with a counselor at a health center that had received training to better provide contraceptive services, Ana decided on an effective method that left her feeling safe and reassured.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Getting Parents Information on Environmental Health Hazards in New York City Public Schools

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest worked with the parents and community of P.S. 51 to help them learn to navigate the complex school siting system and advocate for the information they need to ensure school buildings are safe, healthy learning environments.

Learn More

New Yorkers Involved with the Criminal Justice System Get Needed Mental Health Care

Having struggled with undiagnosed mental illness her entire life, Teisha received treatment through a program that provides alternatives to incarceration.

Learn More