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 →

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 →

New York City To Enforce New, Expand Calorie Labeling Rule

Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett announced announced that the City will being enforcing updated calorie labeling rules today. Continue Reading →

Health Department Announces Record Low Infant Mortality Rate From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released the 2016 Infant Mortality Summary of Vital Statistics, which found that infant mortality has dropped to a historic low in New York City, though disparities between race and ethnic groups persist. Continue Reading →

NYC Administration Urge Tenants From Harlem To Hollis To Properly Install Window Guards

As the weather gets warmer, and New Yorkers open their windows more, the Health Department and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) remind New Yorkers that properly installed window guards prevent children from falling out of open windows. Continue Reading →

Health Department’s Community Health Worker Program Leads To Healthy Harlem Residents

The Health Department’s Center for Health Equity today announced that the Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) program has improved health outcomes for Harlem residents. Continue Reading →

Health Department Partners With Walgreens And Duane Reade For Flu Vouchers For The Under-Insured

The NYC Health Department today is announcing a collaboration with Walgreens to offer 1,000 vouchers for flu shots at 11 Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies located in areas with high rates of people without health insurance and low flu vaccination rates – an initiative made possible by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships. Continue Reading →

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