TCNY 2020: Community Health Priorities

In 2015 and 2016, Take Care New York (TCNY) 2020 held 28 community consultations throughout the five boroughs to learn about the top health issues for each community. The Health Department also used these consultations as an opportunity to talk about the health goals of each community and the local assets that can help residents achieve those goals.

We asked participants to rank health issues according to their importance in their neighborhood. Based on those community consultations, we determined the top five priorities for each community, as listed below. For the city overall, the top priorities noted include high blood pressure, child care and obesity.

Bronx

East Tremont

  • High Blood Pressure
  • High School Graduation
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Violence

Pelham Parkway

  • Drug Overdose
  • High School Graduation
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

Brooklyn

Bedford Stuyvesant

  • High Blood Pressure
  • High School Graduation
  • Mental Health
  • Unmet Medical Need
  • Violence

Brownsville/East New York

  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Physical Activity
  • Smoking
  • Unmet Medical Need

Manhattan

Chelsea

  • Air Quality
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Home Maintenance
  • Mental Health
  • Unmet Medical Need

Chinatown

  • Air Quality
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Obesity
  • Physical Activity
  • Smoking

Queens

Queens Village

  • Child Care
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Obesity
  • Physical Activity
  • Violence

Astoria

  • Air Quality
  • Home Maintenance
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Unmet Medical Need

Staten Island

Mariners Harbor

  • Air Quality
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Mental Health
  • Smoking
  • Violence

St. George

  • Air Quality
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Physical Activity
  • Smoking

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