Health Department Warns Residents From Harlem To Hollis About Taking National Poison Help Hotline Calls

The Health Department today warned New Yorkers about unsolicited calls from individuals claiming to be from the National Poison Help Hotline (800-222-1222). Continue Reading →

Health Department Releases New Data Showing How NYers Are Exposed To Secondhand Smoke

The Health Department today released a new Vital Signs report on secondhand smoke exposure and smoke-free housing policies in New York City. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio And First Lady Chirlane McCray Announce National Opioid Lawsuit

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray announced a the City had filed a lawsuit today in New York State Supreme Court to hold manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids to account for their part in the City’s ongoing deadly opioid epidemic. Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches Help Me Quit App To Help New Yorkers Quit Smoking

The Health Department today launched the NYC HelpMeQuit app, a free tool to help New Yorkers quit smoking from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

New Health Department Data Find Link Between Lack Of Sleep And Mental Health Problems

The Health Department today released new data on lack of sleep among New York City school children and public high school students. Continue Reading →

Health Department Reminds New Yorkers To Stay Safe On New Year’s Eve

With New Year’s Eve celebrations approaching this Sunday, the Health Department reminds New Yorkers to take care of themselves and others. Continue Reading →

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 →

Health Department And Partners Recognize World AIDS Day And Harlem Awardee

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Health Department today joined the End AIDS NY 2020 Coalition – a partnership of over 60 community partners from New York State – to host the fourth annual World AIDS Day event at Brooklyn’s historic Kings Theatre. Continue Reading →

Health Department Announces New HIV Diagnoses A Historic Low From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today announced that the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low. Continue Reading →

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 →

New Data Show Striking Disparities In Early Deaths From Heart Disease And Stroke

The Health Department today published an Epi Data Brief titled “Premature Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths among Adults in New York City,” which highlights disparities in heart disease and stroke – two diseases that account for 24 percent of all premature deaths (death before age 65) among adults in New York City. 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 →

The NYPD, US Department Of Energy And Others Announce Nuclear Threat Initiative

After two years of collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), the Health Department and NYPD announced today that major hospitals and universities in New York City will remove certain devices that contain radiologic material powerful enough to be used in a “dirty bomb” terror attack. Continue Reading →

NYC Temporary Closes Stores Illegally Selling Tobacco Products Uptown And In Brooklyn

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the temporary closing of four Manhattan businesses (three uptown): Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces $750,000 Investment Tackling Rat Hot Spots Uptown

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $750,000 investment dedicated to tackling rat hot spots on the Upper West Side. Continue Reading →

Health Department Recommends New Yorkers Be Vaccinated Before Traveling To Europe

The Health Department is reminding travelers from Harlem to Hollis to be vaccinated before taking a trip to Europe. Continue Reading →

Bassett, Health Commissioner Passes Legislation To Curtail Tobacco Use From Harlem To Hollis

Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett on passing of comprehensive tobacco legislation package with effects from Harlem to Hollis, Queens:

“The City today took a major stride toward improving the health of New Yorkers by passing a comprehensive legislative package to further curtail tobacco use. Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches New Mobile Lactation Suites From Harlem To Hollis

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Health Department today celebrated the opening of five “lactation pods” around the city, one in each borough, in locations that serve parents and families. Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches “Here For You” Campaign From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today launched a new bilingual campaign for parents of children age birth to 5 called “Here for You,” from Harlem to Hollis for all NY’ers. Continue Reading →

Health Department Tells Harlemites To “Know Before You Go”

On Memorial Day weekend, the Health Department is reminding beachgoers to sign up for the “Know Before You Go” free text alert service, which lets Harlemites know if beaches are open or closed due to water quality issues. Continue Reading →