Rally held in support of medication abortions on college campuses

New legislation would require health centers on all SUNY and CUNY schools to make the pill available to students.


Opinion: Funding safety net hospitals must be a priority in next legislative session

With budget season approaching, Albany should prioritize creating a sustainable and equitable payment structure for these institutions.


New York City’s first safe injection sites avert 633 drug overdoses on anniversary

OnPoint NYC’s two overdose prevention centers have served more than 2,100 people in their first year.


Community health clinics set to lose critical $100M funding stream

A little-known federal initiative, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, supports services that wouldn’t otherwise get reimbursed.


Nonprofit uses trauma-informed architecture to serve vulnerable families

The architectural designs were incorporated into the reopening of the Genovese Family Life Center run by SCO Family of Services in Jamaica, Queens.


32BJ Health Fund conference tackles uncontrolled hospital pricing

The fall event gathered legislators, national experts and healthcare leaders.

Interviews & Profiles

SUNY Downstate is still in debt after serving as a ‘COVID-only’ hospital during the pandemic

President Wayne Riley said the state needs to recognize the institution’s contributions to Brooklyn and beyond.


Female-majority council passes bill to expand doula access

The legislation was passed along with several other maternal health-related bills on Thursday.


New York City’s IT czar answers to monkeypox website failures

“We have learned from our mistakes and we are committed to doing better going forward,” a health department official said.


NYC nonprofits respond to monkeypox outbreak

As members of the LGBTQ+ community seek coveted monkeypox vaccination appointments, the uptake in demand is also revealing the wider disparities in vaccination access.


Human services workers want cost-of-living adjustment restored

More than 900 attendees joined a virtual rally to pressure the mayor and City Council.

New York City

The new coronavirus is resulting in canceled fundraisers in New York

As health officials recommend that people avoid crowds, benefits are being rescheduled.


State Senate must protect reproductive health care

Access to abortion and contraception is threatened. Will NY act?

New York State

Outgoing state Medicaid director Jason Helgerson on his record

He cut costs and emphasized outcomes.