The Partnership for a Healthier New York City

The Partnership for a Healthier New York City
Organization Name:
The Partnership for a Healthier New York City
Primary Address 1:
40 Worth St.
Primary Address 2:
Room 5.2
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10013
Long Organization Description:

Our Goal: To significantly reduce chronic disease in New York City by supporting community-level efforts proven to be effective. We are committed to making New York City a healthier place to live, work and play.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(646) 619-6499
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Takeesha White
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
The Partnership expands thorugh all 5 boroughs with each borough addressing its community’s specific needs. Through Borough Lead Organizations, Partners can get access to help, training and tools.
Year Started:
2008
Organization Type:
Community Advocacy, Food Literacy, Nutrition Education
About the Organization:
The Partnership aims to significantly reduce chronic disease in New York City–for everyone–by supporting proven, community-level efforts to change the environments in which people make decisions that impact their health. Four key focus areas are (i) healthy eating; (ii) active living; (iii) tobacco-free living; and (iv) reducing underage and excessive alcohol use. Community groups are linked through borough coalitions and the Partnership provides guidance on proven methods.
Latest Project:
Healthy beverage materials displayed at community events, partner organizations and in MTA bus shelters throughout the summer of 2016
Areas Served:
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens
Core Programs:
• Improving access to healthy food options anywhere food is sold or served.
• Encouraging the adoption of organizational policies around food served at events, parties, meetings, etc.
• Promoting the use of public transportation or walking instead of driving or taking cabs.
• Making stairs more accessible and appealing for people to use.
• Increasing the opportunities for play and exercise for adults and children.
• Supporting efforts to decrease youth exposure to tobacco advertising.
• Increasing availability of stop-smoking aids to those who wish to quit.
• Decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke where New Yorkers live, learn, work and play.
• Promotes water consumption and provides information about healthy beverages.

#OurVoiceNYC: a youth-driven movement amplifying the vision, voices and actions of young people to create a just and healthier NYC.
#SodaKills Project: part of Our Voice NYC – counters marketing tactics of sugary drink companies that target communities and shorten lives.
Major Issues:
Community Advocacy, Food Environment, Nutrition Education (Children/Youth)
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#nutrition #healthy #healtiernyc #publichealth #healthierbecause
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#moveitmonday #stateofobesity #quitsmoking #nyc #SodaKills #OurVoiceNYC
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