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 →

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 →

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 →

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Maria A. Oquendo, Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Launch NYC Well

politics-in-harlemFirst Lady Chirlane McCray, along with the American Psychiatric Association President Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and health leaders, today announced the launch of NYC Well, a one-click, one call connection to counseling, crisis intervention, peer support and referrals to ongoing treatment services. Continue Reading →

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 →

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 Members Levine, Rodriguez And Others Get Legal With Illegal Hotels

levine and rodriquez in harlem1On Friday, October 30 the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings held a hearing on a package of legislative proposals aimed at strengthening New York City’s enforcement against illegal hotels. Continue Reading →