Human Rights Campaign Designates NYC Health + Hospitals A “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality”

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that 22 of its patient care locations (includes Harlem Hospital), across all five boroughs, have received the designation “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2018. 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 →

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 →

Activists From Harlem To Albany Call For Attica Prison Closure

Today, September 13th, 2017, marks the 46th Anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, a group of prison reform advocates have completed a walk from Harlem to the State Capitol where they are urging a slate of changes including a renewed call to close the notorious western New York prison. Continue Reading →

Public Health System Earns “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” Designation From Harlem To Hollis

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that 22 patient care locations in the City’s essential public health care system have received the designation “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2017. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order Banning City Agencies From Reviewing Salary History Of Job Applicants

bill-de-blasio-ydanis-rodriguez-and-melissa1In a major effort to ensure fair employment practices and close the pay gap for women and people of color, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Executive Order 21 prohibiting City agencies from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. Continue Reading →