NYC Kicks Off Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period And Encourages All To “Get Covered”

The Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has begun, meaning uninsured New Yorkers can sign up for health insurance coverage through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Continue Reading →

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The Health Department Reminds New Yorkers That A Flu Vaccine Is The Best Protection

The Health Department today is reminding New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis that all persons 6 months of age and older should get a seasonal flu vaccine. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Announces First Citywide Initiative To Prevent And Control High Blood Pressure

The Health Department today announced “Take the Pressure Off, NYC!”, its first citywide initiative to prevent and control high blood pressure from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Investigating Second Community Cluster Of Legionnaires Disease Uptown

The Health Department is currently investigating a second community cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in Lower Washington Heights. Continue Reading →

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First Lady McCray And Dr. Barbot Announce NYers Trained In Mental Health First Aid

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot announced that 75,000 New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis to have now been trained in Mental Health First Aid as part of the City’s goal to train 250,000 New Yorkers by 2021.

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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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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 →

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Health Department Releases 2nd Annual Update On Take Care New York 2020 Blueprint

The Health Department today released its second annual update on Take Care New York 2020 (TCNY 2020), the City’s comprehensive blueprint to improve the health of all New Yorkers. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Deploys A Team To Puerto Rico As Part Of City’ Ongoing Relief Efforts

As part of the City’s ongoing Hurricane Maria relief efforts, the Health Department today deployed First Deputy Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot and three public health experts to Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

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