October 23, 2019


12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


NYSHealth Conference Room
1385 Broadway, 23rd Floor (corner of 38th Street)
New York, NY 10018


Public housing residents experience some of the worst health outcomes in New York City—largely as a result of the lack of fresh and healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and opportunities to connect with their local public spaces. In 2016, the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships and the Fund for Public Health in New York City announced a Building Healthy Communities initiative to combat these outcomes in 12 neighborhoods across the City. Two of those neighborhoods—Brownsville and East Harlem—are a part of NYSHealth’s Healthy Neighborhoods Fund communities. NYSHealth partnered with the City to connect public housing residents in Brownsville and East Harlem to more opportunities for improved health and wellness.

Please join us for a discussion about the community-driven efforts to improve health outcomes in these neighborhoods. Speakers will discuss how Building Healthy Communities worked to connect more residents to fresh food opportunities; empower residents to use existing fitness resources, as well as develop new ones; activate underused public spaces; and increase quality recreational space in schools for healthy play. Speakers will be:

  • Tamara Greenfield, Deputy Executive Director, Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety & Building Healthy Communities, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
  • Tara Singh, Director of Programs, Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Please R.S.V.P. by October 18, 2019. Lunch will be provided.

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