About Partnership for a Healthier Staten Island
SIPCW serves as a Borough Lead Organization for the Partnership for a Healthier New York City. The Partnership, funded through the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) received by the New York City Health Department. aims to improve the health outcomes by preventing the leading causes of death and disability across the life span for all New Yorkers, particularly those who experience disparities in health.
PICH is a 3-year initiative that supports implementation of evidence-based strategies to improve the health of communities and reduce the prevalence of chronic disease. PICH builds on a body of knowledge developed through previously funded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs and encourages collaborations with a multi-sectoral coalition to implement sustainable changes in communities where people live, learn, work, and play. PICH is working to make healthy living easier and more affordable where people live, learn, work, and play. To improve health and wellness in the Staten Island community, we focus on four risk factors:
- Tobacco use and exposure
- Poor nutrition
- Physical inactivity
- Lack of access to opportunities for chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and disease management.
As borough lead, SIPCW organizes and leads a borough-wide coalition of community partners that will work with the Partnership to identify and implement evidence-based and innovative health promotion strategies.
Our current projects are:
- The Active Design School Challenge
- The First Annual School Garden Summit