A Tradition of Commitment

The Public Health Association of New York City is an active organization of public health professionals with a rich tradition of commitment to improving public health.

Founded in 1936, PHANYC is one of the oldest and largest affiliates of the American Public Health Association. Since then, PHANYC has been a catalyst – informing and educating about public health issues and a more responsive and equitable health care system, and influencing public health policy. Today, its membership includes individuals and organizations involved in the diverse field of public health. Its members are public health leaders, health care providers, health administrators, researchers, scientists, professors, students and activists.

Committed to promoting the health of the public, PHANYC confronts current public health issues by informing and mobilizing its members and the general public through community education and professional exchange, social action, advocacy and policy analysis.