The Partnership for a Healthier New York City

by Leah Butz
The Partnership for a Healthier New York City
40 Worth St
Address Line 2
Room 5.2
New York
Phone Number
(646) 619-6499
Director, Manager or CEO
Takeesha White
Mission Statement
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.
Year Started
Latest Projects
Healthy beverage materials displayed at community events, partner organizations and in MTA bus shelters throughout the summer of 2016
Interesting Fact
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.
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)
Frequently used hashtags
#nutrition #healthy #healtiernyc #publichealth #healthierbecause#moveitmonday #stateofobesity #quitsmoking #nyc #SodaKills #OurVoiceNYC
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