Recent Press Releases

December 6, 2019
“Red Ball: Red Revolution” Annual Ballroom Competition Honors World AIDS Day

December 2, 2019
New York City Achieves Global Milestone in Fight to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

November 22, 2019
New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Lows in NYC

November 21, 2019
Double Your Money: Health Department Partners With Supermarkets to Make Fruits and Vegetables More Affordable for New Yorkers Who Use SNAP

November 19, 2019
Under the Weather? The City Urges New Yorkers to Use Their Paid Safe and Sick Leave During Flu Season

October 23, 2019
The Flu Can Kill You – Get the Influenza Vaccine, Health Department Urges

October 18, 2019
65 Youth Organizations Pledge to Raise Awareness About the Dangers of Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored E-cigarettes

October 4, 2019
Health Department Releases Lead Surveillance Report for Quarters 1 and 2 of 2019

October 3, 2019
New Health Department Campaign Warns Youth of Dangers of E-cigarette Use

September 24, 2019
Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on Cannabis Use in New York City

September 12, 2019
Health Department Reports First Human Cases of West Nile Virus for 2019 Season, Reminds New Yorkers to Reduce Exposure to Mosquitoes

September 10, 2019
Health Department Sounds the Alarm on E-cigarette Use Among NYC Middle School Students

September 3, 2019
Mayor de Blasio, Health Officials Declare End of Measles Outbreak in New York City

August 28, 2019
Health Department Launches Back to School Ad Campaign to Remind New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated

August 26, 2019
Health Department Announces Drug Overdose Deaths Decreased in 2018 for the First Time in Eight Years Following Historic Investments

August 6, 2019
Health Department Teams up With Providers to Improve Care for Patients With a History of Justice Involvement

July 24, 2019
First Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus Detected in New York City

July 17, 2019
Mayor de Blasio, NYC Emergency Management, Health Department and Department of Social Services Update New Yorkers on Extreme Heat

July 17, 2019
Pharmacies Partner With Health Department to “Prescribe” Fruits and Vegetables to Low-income New Yorkers With High Blood Pressure

July 8, 2019
Annual Vital Statistics Data Show Fewer Premature Deaths and Fewer Births in New York City in 2017

July 3, 2019
Health Department Reminds New Yorkers to Leave Fireworks to the Experts

June 27, 2019
Health Department Teams Up with Brooklyn Bar and Nightclub Owners to Prevent Overdose

June 19, 2019
Health Department Campaign Urges Asian New Yorkers to Get Screened for Colon Cancer

June 13, 2019
Health Department Closes Two Williamsburg Schools for Violating Commissioner's Order During Measles Outbreak

June 12, 2019
Health Department Announces State-of-the-Art “Quickie Lab” for Fast and Easy Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing

June 11, 2019
Health Department Closes Williamsburg School for Violating Commissioner’s Order During Measles Outbreak

June 10, 2019
In Celebration of NYC Pride, Health Department Launches New Sexual Health Marketing Campaign, “Made Equal”

June 6, 2019
Health Department Releases Report on Health of Older Adults in New York City

June 3, 2019
Health Department Announces Lyme Disease Cases Decreased in 2018

May 31, 2019
City Hospital Emergency Departments Adopt Guidance to Prevent Future Overdoses

May 29, 2019
Measles Cases Reach 550

May 28, 2019
Health Department Launches Citywide Fentanyl Awareness Campaign

May 24, 2019
Measles Cases Rise to 535

May 20, 2019
Health Department Expands Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Response Program That Links Overdose Survivors With Peer Advocates

May 13, 2019
Health Department Closes Flushing School for Violating Commissioner's Order During Measles Outbreak

May 13, 2019
Health Department Launches Campaign to Promote HIV Prevention Services For Women

May 9, 2019
To Protect Children, Health Department and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Urge New Yorkers to Install Window Guards as Weather Gets Warmer

May 7, 2019
Measles Cases Rise to 466 Including in Two Unvaccinated Children Spending Time in Areas with Measles Activity

April 30, 2019
Health Department Holds ‘Tele-Townhall’ to Fight Back Against Anti-Vaccination Propaganda

April 30, 2019
New York City and New Jersey Health Departments Conduct Emergency Exercise to Safely Transport a Simulated Ebola Patient to NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue

April 30, 2019
Health Department Releases Report on Improvements in Citywide Air Quality

April 29, 2019
Health Department Closes Two Schools for Violating Commissioner's Order During Measles Outbreak

April 29, 2019
Health Department Announces Designs of Two New Mental Health Murals as Part of the NYC Mural Arts Project

April 24, 2019
Health Department Releases 2018 Lead Surveillance Report: Childhood Lead Exposure Has Fallen 11% Compared to 2017

April 24, 2019
The Number of Measles Cases Grows to 390

April 22, 2019
As Part of Alcohol Awareness Month, Health Department Launches Media Campaign About Safe Drinking Strategies

April 18, 2019
Health Department Issuing Civil Summons to Three People for Failing to Comply with Commissioner's Emergency Vaccination Order During Measles Outbreak

April 15, 2019
Health Department Closes Child Care Program for Failing to Provide Access to Vaccination Records in Violation of Commissioner's Order During Measles Outbreak

April 15, 2019
NYC Health and Parks and Departments, Along With the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Announce Raccoon Rabies Vaccination Effort in Northern Manhattan Parks

April 10, 2019
In Recognition of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Health Department Announces Expansion of HIV Prevention Services for Young People

April 9, 2019
De Blasio Administration's Health Department Declares Public Health Emergency Due to Measles Crisis

April 8, 2019
Health Department Issues Commissioner's Orders to All Yeshivas in Williamsburg to Exclude Unvaccinated Students or Face Violations and Possible Closure

March 18, 2019
Health Department Releases New Data on Tuberculosis Showing 8 Percent Decline in New Diagnoses

March 14, 2019
Health Department Identifies Five More Yeshivas Allowing Unvaccinated Students to Attend School

March 8, 2019
Health Department Urges New Yorkers to Vaccinate Pets As Four Rabid Raccoons Are Identified in Inwood Hill Park Area

March 6, 2019
Health Department Conducts Simultaneous Emergency Preparedness Exercise in 55 Hospitals and 10 Nursing Homes

February 28, 2019
Measles Outbreak in Orthodox Jewish Community of Brooklyn Continues to Grow — Health Department Urges Parents to Vaccinate Their Children

February 20, 2019
Health Department Launches Graphic New Anti-Smoking Media Campaign

February 6, 2019
Health Department Announces Pediatric Obesity Outreach Campaign Targeting Pediatricians and Family Practitioners

February 4, 2019
Health Department Launches Child Blood Lead Testing Campaign

January 30, 2019
Health Department Launches Awareness Campaign on Lead Exposure for the South Asian Community

January 25, 2019
Health Department Announces 22 Storefront Murals In East Harlem

January 18, 2019
Health Department Begins Issuing Letter Grades For Food Carts and Trucks

January 11, 2019
Health Department Releases 2018 Community Health Profiles, Showing Improvement in Several High Priority Areas

January 9, 2019
Health Department Releases Data on Male Suicide from 2007 To 2016

January 8, 2019
Mayor de Blasio Announces Plan to Guarantee Health Care for all New Yorkers

January 7, 2019
Health Department Launches Campaign Comparing Sugary Drinks to Cigarettes

January 4, 2019
Health Department Releases Third Annual Report on Take Care New York 2020, Showing Improvements of Health Equity in NYC

January 3, 2019
Lead Surveillance Report for Quarters 1 through 3: Childhood Lead Exposure Has Fallen 9 Percent Compared To the Same Period In 2017