April 2015 Learning Collaborative Meeting

A Healthy Neighborhoods Fund Learning Collaborative meeting was held on April 29, 2015 for the New York City neighborhoods supported by the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) and the New York Community Trust (NYCT). 

The objectives of the meeting were to:

  1. Learn about the work of New York City organizations focused on improving healthy food access and the built environment;
  2. Identify opportunities to work on projects, policies or other activities across neighborhoods; and
  3. Network with New York City Healthy Neighborhoods sites.

Meeting participants included partners from the six NYC sites supported by NYSHealth and NYCT, guest speakers from New York City organizations, Active Living By Design and other partner organizations.

Presentation slides are hyperlinked in the agenda, below.

Meeting Agenda: 

Welcome and Overview of the Day

  • Jacqueline Martínez Garcel, Vice President, NYSHealth
  • Irfan Hasan, Senior Program Officer-Health & People with Special Needs, NYCT

Opportunities to Improve the Built Environment

Grantee Presentations, Part 1

Networking Break

Opportunities to Increase Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food

Grantee Presentations, Part 2 

Networking Café

Healthy Neighborhoods Fund grantees and partners engaged in conversations to: explore opportunities to leverage work that is being done citywide in service to their neighborhoods; explore economies of scale in collecting and highlighting stories of community action and success; and make connections with other sites to help each other advance specific actions towards shared goals.

Café Report Back

Closing Remarks and Next Steps

  • Jacqueline Martínez Garcel
  • Irfan Hasan