December Newsletter from the NYC Heath Department Healthy Eating Unit

The Health in Action Toolkit Launch
Join the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health and community members to celebrate the launch of the Health in Action Toolkit (HIA)- an exciting tool for participatory grant-making in your community! This free event will be held on Zoom, Friday, December 17 from 12pm-1pm. HIA is a model that benefits communities across a variety of sectors, not just public health. This free event will offer you success stories from real participants, as well as guide you through the resources available in the brand new HIA Toolkit. For more information and to register, please visit this weblink: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-health-in-action-toolkit-launch-tickets-214332051937.

Feeding America Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit

The Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit is a resource to help the charitable food sector better understand and meet nutrition needs of our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. This toolkit includes sections that provide capacity-building resources to support food banks’ abilities to improve access, selection, and consumption of nutritious, culturally inclusive foods within the communities they serve.

Half Off Farm Box
New Yorkers who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can get a pre-assembled box of locally grown farm fresh fruits and vegetables for half off the price of a full box. Prices vary by site. Each box contains six to 10 items and must be pre-ordered one week in advance. The program will be offered year-round including, 15 sites that will be open throughout winter. To find participating sites, please visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/half-off-farm-box.page

Job Opportunities
We are now hiring for the following roles:
Get the Good Stuff Program Coordinator: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=17324&clientkey=30E67B8EB4D134CD03C82F22EB872BE9
Nutrition Incentives Program Coordinator (search by Job ID: 507012): https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=507012&PostingSeq=1&
Policy Analyst, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (search by Job ID: 503618): https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U

Get Vaccinated Today
It has never been easier to get a COVID-19 vaccination in NYC. People 5 and older are eligible for vaccination. Vaccines are available at no cost to you and regardless of immigration status. They are required for many public indoor activities in NYC.
Learn about the benefits of vaccination.
To find a vaccination site near you, use the City’s Vaccine Finder (not accessible with Internet Explorer).

FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE: https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/
You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to schedule an appointment at certain sites or request an at-home vaccination appointment, as well as get other vaccination assistance.

To find out more, please visit COVID-19: Vaccine – NYC Health: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines.page