An independent organization since 1847, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing
the world's urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership,
innovative research, evaluation, education, and community engagement.
Drawing on the expertise of diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000
elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are to create
environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that
prevent disease and promote the public's health; to eliminate health disparities;
and preserve and promote the heritage of medicine and public health.