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

At Howard Bennett Park in East Harlem, "The Coquis are Here," by Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme. El Museo del Barrio was the community partnership. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Dept. of Health)

Public Art and Health

Culture, Health, New York December 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm

New public works of art, designed in collaboration with community partners, are aimed at encouraging physical activity and neighborhood connections.

More Puerto Ricans die before they turn 65 due to chronic disease than other Latinos in New York. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario))

Boricuas Have the Worst Health of NYC Latinos

Dominican, Health, Latino, Puerto Rican September 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm

According to the first complete report on the health of Latinos in the Big Apple, this ethnic group often fares better than non-Latino whites, but Puerto Ricans have the highest rates of chronic illness and premature deaths among Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Guillerma Martínez (left) explains to Dominga Ortiz the effects of an asthma attack. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda)

Community Health in the Hands of Neighbors

Featured Posts, Health, Latino, New York, Video July 31, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Residents of NYCHA public housing receive training to raise awareness and help others stay healthy.

Gabriela demonstrates exercise with Tashanna. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Brownsville, a Healthy Start for Babies

Brooklyn, Health, Women July 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm

A NYC Department of Health program aims to improve birth outcomes in Brownsville, which has had the highest rate of preterm and low birth weight babies in the city.

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.

‘Bare it All,’ New LGBTQ Health Campaign

‘Bare it All,’ New LGBTQ Health Campaign

Health, LGBTQ, New York June 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm

A new city campaign, “Bare it All,” urges members of the LGBTQ community to tell their health care providers details about their health, while reminding them of the right to respectful care.

Natalio Martinez, from Mexico, works at a street food cart in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for Voices of NY)

Council Advances Bill Grading Food Carts Like Restaurants

Food, Government, New York May 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

As the City Council Health Committee approved a bill requiring sanitary grades for food carts, some street vendors support it while expressing concerns about out of control inspections, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

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.