NYC Correctional Health Services Announce Thousands Of Naloxone Kits Distributed At Jail Visitor Centers

Today, NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services announced that it has distributed more than 13,000 naloxone kits to people visiting New York City’s jails from Harlem to Hollis since the launch of HealingNYC. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Dr. Oxiris Barbot As Commissioner Of Health And Mental Hygiene

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the appointment of Dr. Oxiris Barbot as Commissioner of the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Announces Steps To Increase Access To Birth Control In City Hospitals

First Lady Chirlane McCray and NYC Health + Hospitals today announced a new initiative aimed at increasing access to birth control in the City’s public hospitals, doubling down on the City’s commitment to be a national leader in reproductive rights. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Announces Launch Of The Mayor’s Office To End Domestic And Gender Violence

First Lady Chirlane McCray (above), joined by Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio and Commissioner Cecile Noel, today announced the launch of the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Dr. Mitchell Katz To New York City Board Of Health

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the appointment of Dr. Mitchell Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals, to the New York City Board of Health. Continue Reading →

City Launches First Naloxone Detailing Campaign To Expand Distribution To More Independent Pharmacies

The Health Department announced the launch of its first naloxone detailing campaign to expand distribution of the medication in independent pharmacies. Continue Reading →

City, Health And Hospital Officials Call For NYer’s From Harlem To Hollis To Get Covered

Deputy Mayor Dr. Herminia Palacio, Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, and Interim President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals Stanley Brezenoff today kicked off the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Continue Reading →

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