September 2017 Learning Collaborative Meeting

On September 20, 2017, 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.

Meeting participants included partners from the six NYC Healthy Neighborhoods sites, NYSHealth, NYCT, Active Living By Design (ALBD), and other guests.

Presentation slides and resources are hyperlinked in the agenda below.


Wednesday, September 20 | New York State Health Foundation | 1385 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York NY

Networking Lunch & Opening Remarks

  • Nupur Chaudhury, New York State Health Foundation
  • Barbara Taveras, The New York Community Trust

Introductions & Overview

  • Phil Bors, Active Living By Design

Where We are Going: Food Access

Project leads shared plans for their food access work over the next two years. The presentations included plans for community and partner engagement, and one issue or aspect of the partnerships’ upcoming work that might benefit from the help of the learning collaborative (e.g. advice, resources, contacts).

Food Access Sub-topic Discussions

Participants divided into three smaller groups to discuss, problem-solve, and brainstorm with each other on key issues raised during the food access project presentations to support each other’s work going forward.

Where We are Going: Active Public Spaces

Project leads shared plans for their active public spaces work over the next two years. The presentations included plans for community and partner engagement, and one issue or aspect of the partnerships’ upcoming work that might benefit from the help of the learning collaborative (e.g. advice, resources, contacts).

Active Public Spaces Sub-topic Discussions

Participants divided into three smaller groups to discuss, problem-solve, and brainstorm with each other on key issues raised during the active public spaces project presentations to strengthen their projects moving forward.

NYC Building Healthy Communities Program

  • Tara Singh, Project Manager, NYC Building Healthy Communities, Fund for Public Health in New York

Participants received an update about the Mayor’s Building Healthy Communities program and how it is supporting efforts in twelve neighborhoods, including the six Healthy Neighborhoods sites. The session generated rich discussions about case studies, lessons learned to date, and plans going forward.

Reflections and Closing Remarks

  • Joanne Lee, Active Living By Design
  • Bronwyn Starr, New York State Health Foundation
  • Irfan Hasan, The New York Community Trust