The PAGNY Health & Research Foundation (PHRF), a 501(c)3 established in 2016, supports PAGNY physicians' pioneering health research and programs benefiting 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 needed 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 health-equity research, and initiating professional development programs to enable PAGNY physicians and allied health professionals to provide quality care to underserved, primarily black and brown, populations in NYC'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 through cultivation of relationships with funders and nonprofit partners. 


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 facilitate the annual PAGNY Research Day to give PAGNY's rising stars additional tools and opportunities.



  • Teen Options to Prevent Pregnancy—offering personalized motivational training by nurse-educators to empower teen moms to do healthy family planning.
  • Controlling Pediatric Asthma Program—promoting asthma-awareness and developing/implementing patient-education materials for a low-literacy population.
  • Barbershop Health Coalition—transforming formerly-incarcerated barbers into HIV-prevention "ambassadors," in their own barbershops.
  • Youth Violence Prevention—proactively providing alternatives to violence/gang membership to at-risk youth.
  • Facilitated annual Research Days since 2016, showcasing more than 400 innovative physician projects.



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