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NYU Awarded Contract by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dr. Andy Goodman, clinical professor of public health policy and management at New York University College of Global Public Health (NYU GPH) has been awarded a $175,000 contract from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to inform the design of WorkWell NYC, a comprehensive, evidence-based workforce health promotion initiative.

WorkWell NYC is a relatively new initiative from the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations and the DOHMH that works towards providing creative solutions to promote wellness and support NYC employees in getting and staying healthy. NYU GPH’s collaboration with WorkWell NYC is to enhance their capacity to achieve this goal.

Dr. Goodman, the project director, will be joined by NYU GPH faculty members Dr. Cheryl Merzel, clinical assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences and Dr. Joyce O’Connor, clinical associate professor of public health nutrition  to provide strategic planning, training, evaluation and other technical assistance over a fifteen-month project period.