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Patient-centered, cost-effective health care benefits everyone. We all need clean air, ample open space, and access to healthy food. Thanks to donors like you, we help New Yorkers stay healthy. Download a PDF of this page.
Healthy Kids
Healthy Kids
A grant to NYC Health + Hospitals strengthened connections between Gouverneur Hospital and agencies serving children.
MAKE THE HEALTH SYSTEM WORK BETTER  

We’re working to improve the health care system. We’ve helped:

  • Provide screenings, early intervention, and referrals for those in need.
  • Strengthen the health safety net for the uninsured and underinsured.
  • Transition health care providers away from a fee-for-service model to the new managed care system.

 

Pocket Health Coach
Pocket Health Coach
We help Montefiore Medical Center care for teens.
ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

We help people with mental illness and substance use disorders get treatment and lead independent lives by:

  • Offering aid and programs to help with housing, employment, and education to those undergoing treatment and therapy.
  • Testing phone apps to help those with depression communicate with care providers.
  • Deploying nurse practitioners to coordinate and deliver health and behavioral health services.
Search for a Cure
Search for a Cure
Health Research uses Trust support to develop drugs to fight drug-resistant infections.
SUPPORT BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

Thanks to donors who set up funds to prevent or cure diseases, The Trust funds research projects for cancer and other diseases, primarily by supporting early-career researchers. We’ve helped:

  • Test new treatments for breast, eye, and bone cancers.
  • Capitalize on stem cell use for research in Parkinson’s and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Map the leprosy genome.
Long Term Vision
Long Term Vision
Students receive screenings, eye exams, and new glasses from the ChildSight program at MS2 in Brooklyn.
HELP WITH VISUAL DISABILITIES

Some donors who lost their sight started funds in The Trust to prevent blindness or help people with visual impairments live fuller lives. We’ve helped:

  • Train and connect blind New Yorkers to jobs.
  • Get young people tested for eye problems in school, and provide eyeglasses.
  • Provide primary care to home-bound visually impaired elders.
Families participating in yoga.
Getting Active
In the South Bronx, we’ve helped grantees expand open spaces and engage communities in healthy living. Photo courtesy of BronxWorks
KEEPING HEALTHY

What we eat and where we live, learn, work, and play all have an impact on our health. We’ve helped:

  • Support efforts in low-income communities to provide healthy and safe housing, parks and open space for exercise, and convenient sources of fresh, affordable produce.
  • Create partnerships between hospitals and community health centers to help practitioners better address social factors that impact health.