March 2017 Learning Collaborative Meeting

Partners from the New York City neighborhoods supported by the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) and the New York Community Trust (NYCT) gathered for a Healthy Neighborhoods Learning Collaborative meeting on March 29, 2017.

Meeting participants included partners from the six NYC sites, guest speakers, Active Living By Design (ALBD), and other partner organizations.

Presentation slides are hyperlinked in the agenda, below.

Wednesday, March 29 | New York State Health Foundation | 1385 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York NY


  • Bronwyn Starr, Program Officer, NYSHealth
  • Irfan Hasan, Program Director, NYCT

Introductions & Overview

  • Phil Bors, Technical Assistance Director, ALBD

Project Snapshots—Where are We Now? 

In this session, NYC Healthy Neighborhoods project leads shared snapshots of their projects including areas of work where they’ve made significant progress since the start of the project and factors that have made that possible. Project leads also gained the help of participants as they shared issues or aspects of their work that are challenging.

Topical Table Discussion

In small groups, participants discussed cross-cutting implementation challenges and ways to address them to strengthen their projects moving forward.

Catchafire: A Resource for Social Good Organizations

Grantees learned about the technical assistance that Catchafire can offer to build or strengthen project or organizational capacity.

Closing Remarks

  • Nupur Chaudhury, Program Officer, NYSHealth
  • Barbara Taveras, Special Projects Officer, NYCT