Health Working Group

About the Group

Philanthropy New York’s Health Working Group includes a diverse array of funders focused on all sorts of interventions, direct service support, research, policy work and more. Together, they bring their own unique knowledge, perspectives and experiences to the table with other experts in the field to explore how their resources might be put to maximally effective use. Some are working only locally or across the state, while others are working nationwide, but all value meeting with their colleagues and talking about contemporary issues that present new challenges and opportunities in their work.
 
The group also regularly meets with key government officials who are central to determining how city, state and federal government agencies proceed on a variety of health issues.

Health Sector Resources

September, 2017

Bullying is a public health problem. Bullying has long been tolerated by many people as a rite of passage among children and teens. But bullying is not a normal part of childhood. It is a serious public health problem. Bullying harms the child who is bullied, the child who is the bully, and the bystanders.

August, 2017

The opioid crisis is the story of many types of pain. It’s about how well-meaning efforts to kill pain began to kill people instead. How chronic pain can hijack everyday life and medical care. 

August, 2017

An Annual Report on the State of People with Disabilities Living in New York City 2017 Edition.