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 →

First Lady McCray And Others Launch Online Health Thrive Learning Center

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, along with Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, today announced the launch of the Thrive Learning Center. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Announces Support System For Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses

As part of HealingNYC, First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the launch of Relay, a hospital-based support system for nonfatal opioid overdoses. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito Supports Health Department Release Changes In Birth Certificate Gender Markers Data

The Health Department today released new vital statistics data on the number of people who have changed their gender marker on their birth certificate since 2014, when the Health Department and the City Council eased requirements for gender marker change applications. Continue Reading →

Funding Available For Residential Building Owners Seeking To Prevent Health Hazards

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) remind building owners of free federal grants available to correct health hazards in buildings constructed before 1960. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Launches GetCoveredNYC Initiative To Enrolling More Harlemites And Others

Mayor Bill de Blasio was today joined by Health + Hospitals Interim CEO Stan Brezenoff, Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T Bassett, Community Service Society President and CEO David R. Jones and Public Health Solutions President and CEO Lisa David at Health + Hospital/Gouverneur to launch the GetCoveredNYC . Continue Reading →

Health Department Calls On FDA To End Blood Donations Restriction On Men Who Have Sex With Men

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor De Blasio’s The Health Department today announced it has called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

de Blasio’s Health Department Releases 2015 Data Showing HIV Diagnoses Has Dropped

mayor-de-blasio1The Health Department today released its 2015 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, which shows that the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has fallen below 2,500 for the first time in the history of the epidemic. Continue Reading →

Health Department Today Launches Asthma Campaign Especially For Communties Like Harlem

image003The Health Department today launched a campaign educating parents about asthma as a chronic illness and the need to manage their child’s asthma every day. Continue Reading →

New HIV Outreach Effort Distributes Over 1,700 Free HIV Self-Test Kits To New Yorkers

mayor-de-blasio1At the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference in Denver, the New York City Health Department today presented findings from a new and successful outreach effort that distributes free HIV self-test kits to New Yorkers among populations overrepresented in the NYC HIV epidemic – men and transgender people who have sex with men (MTSM). Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches 2016-2017 Season Flu Shot Awareness Campaign From Harlem To Hollis

seniors in harlemThe Health Department today launched a public awareness campaign, “I Got My Flu Shot…Not the Flu,” reminding New Yorkers that the flu vaccine is the best protection against influenza and its terrible symptoms. Continue Reading →