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Community Engagement

Community engagement equips residents with the tools they need to advocate for healthy, affordable food and safer parks and public spaces in which to be physically active. In addition to shaping a neighborhood’s future, community engagement ensures that improvements are sustained over the long term. As part of its Building Healthy Communities priority area, NYSHealth is supporting a wide range of projects to advance community engagement efforts. Learn more about our work in this area:

Community Solutions International, Inc.
Brownsville Community Engagement

NYC Bike Share LLC
Engaging Communities in Bike Share as a Pathway to Better Health

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (d.b.a. Niagara University)
Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Community Health Fellowship Program

Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative


Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
Healthy Neighborhood Community Mapping Project

In Our Backyards, Inc.
Bringing Neighborhood Projects to Life

Claybridge Health Education Fund
The Skin You’re In: Using Film to Empower the Residents of Brownsville

Near Westside Initiative, Inc.
Near Westside Community Engagement

University of Chicago
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building to Advance Health and Vitality via Collective Social Impact in New York