Take Care New York (TCNY) 2020 (PDF) is the City's blueprint for giving everyone the chance to live a healthier life. Its aim is to improve every community's health, especially among groups with the worst health outcomes, so that our city becomes a more equitable place for everyone. TCNY 2020 looks at traditional health factors, as well as social factors, such as how many people in a community graduated from high school or go to jail.
TCNY 2020's 3rd Annual Update Report (PDF):
The Health Department has held dozens of community consultations to find out what issues community members see as most urgent in their neighborhoods. We heard from more than 1,000 New Yorkers about TCNY 2020 goals and local priorities for change. Based on those meetings, we developed a list of the top health priorities for each community.
The Health Department is now working with partners in a variety of sectors to advance these community priorities.
The TCNY 2020 Neighborhood Health Initiative is a pilot collaboration with the nonprofit sector to support community action for health equity. The Health Department has selected eight groups working in under-resourced neighborhoods to bring community members together and identify avenues toward better community health. We have created opportunities for these organizations to build their capacity as agents of change, mobilizing their communities to create the future that New Yorkers want to see.
The New York City Neighborhood Health Atlas provides data on about 100 measures related to health and social factors for 188 neighborhoods across New York City. The data provide a comprehensive and granular view of neighborhood health and its potential determinants, serving as a useful resource for the promotion of health and health equity in our neighborhoods. The Atlas is a collaboration among many City agencies and nonprofit partners. Learn More.
Every three years, local health departments submit a report to the New York State Department of Health describing community health needs and outlining plans to address two Prevention Priority specific areas of concern. TCNY 2020 is the core of our the City's 2016-2018 NYC Community Health Assessment and Community Health Plan which was 2016 submissiontted to NYSDOH in December 2016. The belowis version of the Community Health Improvement Plan document describes our plans to address hypertension and overdose deaths.