Health Department Awards Washington Heights Organization And Others For Community Development

washington hieghts awardThe Health Department and the Fund for Public Health in New York today announced the release of $400,000 in grants to eight community-based organizations in neighborhoods across the city as part of Take Care New York (TCNY) 2020. Continue Reading →

Syphilis Cases Increasing Among Women Of Childbearing Age From Harlem To Hollis

east-harlem sliderThe Health Department is issuing a Health Alert today to providers that emphasizes the importance of testing pregnant women for syphilis as infection rates rise in New York City (NYC). Continue Reading →

Health Department Reminds Harlemites And Others To Stay Safe And Tips For This July 4th

WEEHAWKEN, NJ - JULY 4: People watch fireworks light up the sky over New York City on July 4, 2013 in Weehawken, New Jersey. July 4th is a national holiday with the nation celebrating its 238th birthday. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

As Fourth of July celebrations begin this weekend, the Health Department reminds all New Yorkers about the dangers of fireworks and how to enjoy the holiday safely. Continue Reading →

Health Department Awards $225k For East Harlem Community Projects

east-harlem sliderTomorrow, Saturday, June 11, the New York City Health Department, in partnership with New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and Mount Sinai Hospital, will award $225,000 to 9 community-based organizations. Continue Reading →

Health Department Began Enforcement Of The Sodium Warning Rule

Is-sodium-reduction-falling-down-the-food-policy-agendaThe Health Department today began citywide enforcement of the sodium warning rule requiring chain restaurants to identify menu items high in sodium. Continue Reading →

Health Department Reminds Harlemites And Others About Excessive Drinking

just-one-more-drinkAs the summer season begins this Memorial Day, the Health Department reminds all New Yorkers about the risks of excessive alcohol drinking. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Levine And Health Department “Know Before You Go” Free Text Alert Service

mark levine 2With Memorial Day weekend approaching, the Health Department is reminding beachgoers to sign up for the Health Department’s “Know Before You Go” free text alert service.  Continue Reading →

Health Department Unveils STD Awareness Month Digital Ad Campaign

In recognition of STD Awareness Month, the Health Department today unveiled a new social media ad campaign that will run until late May. Continue Reading →

Health Department Today Launched The “Quitting is Hard, Cancer is Harder” Campaign

Smoking cessation - ThinkstockPhotos2The Health Department today launched the “Quitting is Hard, Cancer is Harder” campaign, featuring Chris, a New Yorker, former smoker, and stage 4 lung cancer survivor. Chris was diagnosed at 39, when he discovered a lump in his neck. Continue Reading →

NYC Health Dept Warns About Lead And Mercury In Emperor’s Tea Pill

Emperors Tea PillThe Health Department today warned New York City residents about a Chinese herbal dietary supplement known as Emperor’s Tea Pill. The product, which can be purchased over the counter from Harlem to Hollis in New York, can cause serious adverse health effects. Continue Reading →