The PHS Digest

The PHS Digest is a look at the latest news and events from Public Health Solutions and the world of public health.

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EISC Program to Close in June

After 24 years of service, Public Health Solutions (PHS) will be closing its Early Intervention Service Coordination program, effective June 30th of this year. The program provided therapeutic and support services to children under age three with developmental disabilities or delays.

PHS is currently working with enrolled families to transfer their care to Service Coordinators in other agencies.

CAMS Awards Tobacco Cessation Grant

CAMS - the contract management arm of Public Health Solutions (PHS) announced its latest contract award, through its master contractor relationship with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).

The NYC Behavioral Health Tobacco Cessation Center, through PHS, has awarded a grant to the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. to implement a center to provide training to 165 unique mental health providers working in a variety of settings.

PHS Hosts Nurse-Family Partnership Career Day

In an event co-sponsored by the Nurse-Family Partnership, and the SCO Family of Services, Public Health Solutions welcomed nurses interested in working with us to a career event that showcased how working as a home-visiting nurse is a viable career path that builds healthy communities.

Over the course of two sessions, nurses were able to learn more about the Nurse-Family Partnership program, see examples of the impact home-visiting services have, and to apply for open positions.

PHS Senior Navigator Receives Front Line Heroes Award from NY Nonprofit Media

Public Health Solutions is happy to announce that one of our Senior Health Insurance Navigators, Fatima Tobar, has been selected by the New York Nonprofit Media as a 2017 Front Line Hero.

Doctors Warn Climate Change is Threatening Public Health

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, a group made up of members of 11 medical associations, and representing nearly half the doctors and physicians in the country are creating a group to address the links between climate change and increased health risks.

Gun Injuries Cost the US Over $700 Million Each Year

Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine recently published a peer reviewed study in the American Journal of Public Health showing that treating gun related injuries nationwide cost an average of $735 million each year from 2006-2014, not including emergency room visits or long term care. The majority of these expenses were for hospitalization as a result of firearm injuries, which includes assault, accidental shootings and self-inflicted wounds.  

Study Shows Physicians Who Spend More Don’t Necessarily Provide Better Care

Hospitalized patients being treated by doctors who tend to spend more to treat them do not get better results than those who spend less, according to new study findings.

The spending records of over 72,000 physicians at more than 3,000 acute care hospitals were examined, with a focus on Medicare patients aged 65 and older, treated between January 2011 and December of 2014. 

NYC's First Lady Visits MIC Center

New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray toured Public Health Solutions’ (PHS) MIC Center at Eastern Parkway on February 22nd with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Teen Connections program staff to learn more about our work to protect the health of the youth we serve.

The First Lady’s concern about potential changes in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health care services in relation to the new administration prompted the visit.

PHS Named to Crain’s List of Top Healthcare Nonprofits in New York

Public Health Solutions has been named one of Crain’s New York’s top 25 Health Care Nonprofits. Ranked twelfth in the state in our 60th year, PHS continues to shine in the field of public health.

Our community-based direct care services, management of funds on behalf of city and state government, and research and evaluation expertise continue to provide vulnerable, underserved New Yorkers with access to quality health care.