The PAGNY Health & Research Foundation (PHRF) raises funds and provides other research and grant seeking assistance to support pioneering population health research by PAGNY physicians and programming benefitting uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers. PHRF also runs professional development and wellness programs to ensure that PAGNY’s dedicated physicians and allied health professionals maintain top-notch skills and the resilience necessary to provide ongoing quality care in New York City’s public hospitals, clinics, and correctional institutions.


PHRF is committed to enhancing health in all of New York City's diverse communities by supporting PAGNY physician-led population health research, and initiating professional development programs to enable PAGNY physicians and allied health professionals to provide quality care to underserved populations in New York City's public healthcare system.




PHRF envisions a world where New Yorkers of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, or socio-economic status can receive world-class healthcare.


Empowered by leadership development and research support, PAGNY physicians are poised to spearhead critical population health studies and programs in communities of color, and facilitate the development and implementation of individualized treatments specific to the diverse patients we serve.


A champion for health equity, PHRF aims to engage stakeholders from all segments of the community to collaborate in making this vision a reality.


What we do

Support PAGNY physician's critical population health research and community health programming.


Establish Physician Wellness Centers to offer PAGNY providers a dedicated location for recharging during repeated extended shifts. 


Continue to build the PAGNY Physician Leadership Development Institute and run the annual PAGNY Research Day to give PAGNY's rising stars additional tools and opportunities.


PHRF Highlights:


Assisted PAGNY physician, Dr. Chinyere Anyaogu, to win a multi-million dollar grant to provide teen options for pregnancy prevention.

Received funding to train barbers to educate customers on HIV testing and provide referrals.

Received funding to implement a youth leadership program as an alternative to violent behavior. 

Funded Physician Wellness Centers in two hospitals and have plans for more in the future. 

Developed a leadership program for physicians to enhance their abilities to lead staff to provide the best health care. 

Started a mindfulness training course for individual PAGNY staff well-being. 

Held the most successful Research Day on October 30th with our highest number of abstract submissions (68) and our highest number of attendees. 


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