Building Healthy Communities will combine the existing resources of 11 city agencies with the generosity of our City's business and philanthropic communities to enable all of our neighborhoods to nurture healthy citizens, through upgrades to public spaces as well as new and exciting programming.

Led by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships and the Fund for Public Health in New York, participating agencies include:

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation (with GrowNYC)
NYC Department of Transportation
Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
NYC Housing Authority
Mayor’s Office of Food Policy
NYC Police Department
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit
Mayor’s Office of Operations

Building Healthy Communities offers another opportunity for the public and private sectors to team up – combining the scale of government with the flexibility of funding and speed of business and philanthropic players – and address one of the City’s most pressing challenges. Private partners that have already invested in Building Healthy Communities include: 

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
New York State Health Foundation
Merck Family Fund
Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus
Aetna Foundation
The Scherman Foundation