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 →

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Health Department Installs New Public Art Works In Five Parks From Harlem To Hollis

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The Health Department, in partnership with NYC Parks, today announced the completion of five art projects in public parks in East Harlem, the South Bronx, Eastern Queens, and Central Brooklyn. Continue Reading →

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

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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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Statement From Acting Health Commissioner On The Legionnaires’ Disease In Washington Heights

Dr. Oxiris Barbot’s statement from acting Health Commissioner on the Legionnaires’ Disease in Washington Heights, New York: 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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