The Department of Health’s Bureau of Tuberculosis Control released its 2016 report March 24, which showed disparities in TB incidence across some neighborhoods and races and ethnicities.
Women from across the city met at a health summit in Harlem on March 18 to discuss health equity issues around HIV/AIDS treatment and other health care in the city.
Executives at Lincoln Medical Center want public officials and residents to fight cuts in federal funding that will result from the dismantling and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, Mott Haven Herald reports.
A naloxone training in the South Bronx is one of many in health care and community centers across the city after the expansion of a state program.
A Bronx charter school is educating students about the dangers of abusing prescription medication, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Teens in NYC neighborhoods with high teen pregnancy rates are working to help educate their peers and reduce the rates.
While setting a goal to defeat AIDS in New York by 2020, the Latino Commission on AIDS warned that the Latino gay/transgender community is disproportionally affected by this disease, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The city’s Department of Health has expanded clinical services at newly renamed “sexual health clinics” and embarked on a new ad campaign to ensure that all New Yorkers take care of their sexual health.
A mental health forum encouraged Korean university students to speak up when they suffer from depression and seek help, Korea Daily reports.
Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.
The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation will open an Indian Cultural Unit to serve the growing community in parts of Queens and Long Island, reports Times Ledger.
Pro-immigrant group Make the Road New York has come out with a report that says that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would further worsen the situation of thousands of undocumented people in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.
The FDNY will unveil a new fleet of ambulances powered by electricity, with curbside charging stations, as part of an initiative to combat air pollution, a major concern in the South Bronx, Mott Haven Herald reports.