Post Tagged with: "NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene"

Tino Fuentes demonstrates how to test heroin for fentanyl, in the Bronx. (Photo by Michael O’Brien for Voices of NY)

Testing for Fentanyl to Avoid Overdoses

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, New York June 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Some experts in harm reduction are recommending that drug users test for the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is believed to play a role in the surge in drug overdoses recently.

Maritere, born in Mexico, holds a letter from the Department of Education. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Helping Foreign-born Kids Cope with Fears

Health, Immigration, Youth May 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm

The federal government’s new immigration measures have an effect on children, and schools are offering support to help them cope with the fear and anxiety, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Faith-Based Fitness in NYC

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Religion, Video April 5, 2017 at 11:15 am

A NYC Health Department program brings instructors to 50 houses of worship citywide to teach yoga, Zumba and other fitness classes to congregants and volunteers.

Karen Ash holds up quilt square at the Women’s Health and Activism Summit in Harlem. March 18, 2017. (Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Harlem, a Women’s Health Summit

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Women, Youth March 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

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.

Promoting Sexual Health at NYC Clinics

Promoting Sexual Health at NYC Clinics

Featured Posts, Health, New York, Video February 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm

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.

Dominican resident Belkis Rodríguez walks with her grandson (in the stroller) in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, one of the most affected by pollution. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Pollution Causing Premature Deaths in Poor Neighborhoods

Environment, Health, New York, Transportation November 29, 2016 at 4:59 pm

According to a new report by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, pollution concentrated in poor areas – where most minorities live – is causing hundreds of premature deaths each year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Melissa Toala, a 31-year-old resident of South Bronx who is a single mom, admitted to having had three abortions. She now works as a coordinator at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, where she educates young women like her about reproductive and sexual health. (Photo via El Diario)

Teen Pregnancy Among Latinas Declines

Health, Latino, New York November 28, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Reports from New York City’s health authorities show a significant reduction in teen pregnancy rates since the year 2000, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Walking an East Harlem Trail to Get Healthy

Walking an East Harlem Trail to Get Healthy

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Video November 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Organized by community partners and the NYC Health Department, the East Harlem Community Walking Trail was inaugurated on Nov. 19.

Sandra Mejías, at the training offered to Latino religious leaders on mental health. (Photo from the DOHMH)

Hispanic Religious Leaders Learn about Mental Health

Health, Latino, New York, Queens, Religion October 17, 2016 at 6:21 pm

The city’s health department is reaching out to Hispanic religious leaders to train them to deal with mental illnesses that most affect Latinos, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bronx resident Yolanda Rodriguez shares her ideas at "What Creates Health? A Community Conversation." (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

A Conversation on ‘What Creates Health?’

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks September 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Community groups, activists, artists and locals came together in the Bronx to address health inequities at an event organized by the NYC Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity.

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

As Zika cases rise, the NYC Department of Health is launching a new campaign to urge pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant, and their partners, to defer travel to Zika-affected areas.

On Jan. 19, 2016, New York state Sen. Tony Avella, at the microphone, called for a crackdown on residents living in the house on the right who he alleges are operating an illegal food business out of their home. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Bayside Residents Allege Woman Runs Illegal Food Business

Food, Queens January 20, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Some in Bayside, Queens, including state Sen. Tony Avella, accuse a woman of illegally operating a food business out of her home, reports Korea Daily.

Toni “Tripa” Flores, owner of Sepelio Tattoos in Jackson Heights, urges "a dialogue among health experts, the authorities and the artists" to combat illegal tattoo parties. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tattoo Parties: The Risks of Clandestine Ink

Business, Culture, Health, Latino, Youth August 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm

The state and the city have issued health guidelines for tattoo shops, but underground practices involving minors and alcohol may be beyond their reach, El Diario reports.

Before utilizing it to prepare food, fish must now be frozen. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Changes the Taste of Ceviche

Food, Government, Latino, New York July 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Restaurants prepare for a Department of Health rule requiring that raw fish be frozen for at least 15 hours before it is used, El Diario reports.

Trying to Fill the Gap After Chelsea STD Clinic Closes

Trying to Fill the Gap After Chelsea STD Clinic Closes

Health, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

The city’s Chelsea-based STD clinic is shuttered for renovations, and community leaders are trying to get local nonprofits to serve more local patients, reports Gay City News.