PHANYCPublic Health Association of New York City (New York, NY)
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One group within PHANYC's Health Reform Committee is made up of student members who lack health insurance or are underinsured, Uttley said, noting that the students have been able to "speak personally and bring other students along with them."
One PHANYC student member who lacked health insurance, Jessica Silk, MPH, spoke about her experience at a rally in New York City's Times Square this summer.
The report and community events are part of PHANYC's Agenda for a Healthy New York.
This year, PHANYC will celebrate 70 years of promoting public health as a leader in advocacy, education and research, Freudenberg said.
In 2004, PHANYC created the "Agenda for a Healthy New York," a collaborative effort that seeks to identify policy goals that will improve the health of New York City residents by 2010, and then advocate for the implementation of those policies.
The work groups, chaired by PHANYC board members and managed by PHANYC staff, draw on the diversity and talents of many community and advocacy groups.