NYC Board Of Health Amends Health Code Expanding Access For Those With Psychosis

The New York City Board of Health yesterday approved an amendment to the Health Code to lower the age to 16 when hospitals are required to report a patient admitted with first-episode psychosis to the Health Department. Continue Reading →

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NYC Urges New Yorkers From Harlem To Hollis To Beat The Heat

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Health Department today urged New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat. Continue Reading →

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In Recognition Of National Immunization Awareness Month The Health Department Reminds Us To Get Vaccinated

In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month, the Health Department reminds New Yorkers about the importance of vaccines. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Releases Annual Vital Racial Statistics Data From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released the 2016 Summary of Vital Statistics, an annual report of births and deaths in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Health Department, United Hospital Fund And Partners Release Small Primary Care Practices In NYC Report

The Health Department, United Hospital Fund (UHF) and their partners in the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) today released PHIP Small Practice Project, a report which focuses on the challenges small, independent primary care practices face in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Announces Minimum Cigarette Pack Price Increases Today

The Health Department announced that, starting today, New York City will raise the base price for a pack of cigarettes to $13 – the highest pack price in the nation. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Launches Online Tools To Calculate Your “Heart Age”

The Health Department today launched the NYC Heart Age Calculator, an online tool to help New Yorkers determine their risk for heart disease and stroke. 

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Heading To The Beach, Health Department Wants To Reminds You To “Know Before You Go”

This Memorial Day weekend, the Health Department reminds beachgoers to sign up for “Know Before You Go,” a free text service in English and Spanish that informs New Yorkers if public beaches are open or closed due to water quality issues. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Launches “¡Listos!”, First Ever HIV Prevention Campaign For Latinos

The Health Department, in partnership with the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), launched “¡Listos!”, a sex-positive marketing campaign that encourages Latinos to consider using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of their sexual health plan. PrEP is a safe, daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Releases Data On Blood Lead Levels In Children Showing In 2016-2017

The Health Department today released preliminary data on lead poisoning in children, showing a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of children under age 6 with blood lead levels at or above the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reference level of 5mcg/dL. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report On Adult Depression From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released its first comprehensive data brief on depression among New York City adults. Continue Reading →

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Health Department First Report On Health Disparities Among Asians From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released an Epi Data Brief examining, for the first time, health disparities among Asian New Yorkers. Approximately 1.2 million people who identify as Asian live in New York City; the population has increased by 53 percent since 2000. Continue Reading →

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