Health Department Will Add Third Non-Binary Gender Category To NYC Death Certificates

The Health Department announced that starting next year, death certificates will include an “X” option for New Yorkers who do not identify as male or female. Continue Reading →

Protecting Young New Yorkers, de Blasio Signs Ban Of Flavored E-Cigarettes Into Law

Building on previous efforts to curb the use of tobacco among young New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro. Continue Reading →

New HIV Diagnoses Fall To Historic Lows From Harlem To Hollis

The number of New Yorkers newly diagnosed with HIV is down to historic lows and fell below 2,000 for the first time since annual HIV reporting began in 2001. Continue Reading →

The City Urges New Yorkers Like You To Use Their Paid Safe And Sick Leave During Flu Season

As peak flu season arrives in New York City, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas remind New Yorkers to limit the spread of flu by seeking care from a medical provider, staying home from work if they get sick and getting a flu vaccine. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Orders 30 Day Review Of Intensive Of Mental Health Intervention Programs

Mayor de Blasio announced today that the City will be conducting a 30-day review of how the City uses Kendra’s Law and other intensive mental health interventions. Continue Reading →

Health Department Releases 2019 Lead Surveillance Report From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released its latest Childhood Blood Lead Level Surveillance Quarterly Report covering the first and second quarter of 2019 (get your copy below). Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And City Team Update New Yorkers On Upcoming Heat Emergency

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell and Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot today updated New Yorkers on the heat emergency from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio And Others Update New Yorkers On The Coming Extreme Heat

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot and Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks today updated New Yorkers on the extreme heat expected through the weekend. Continue Reading →

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