TCNY 2020 (PDF) is the City’s blueprint for giving everyone the chance to live a healthier life. Its goal is twofold — to improve every community’s health, and to make greater strides in groups with the worst health outcomes, so that our city becomes a more equitable place for everyone. Unlike previous Take Care New York plans, TCNY 2020 looks at traditional health factors as well as social factors, like how many people in a community graduated from high school or go to jail.
The 1st Annual Report, published in December 2016, highlights exciting activities that communities and partners are working on together to help achieve TCNY 2020 goals. Although it is still too early to report progress on the data, the examples in this document demonstrate how the Health Department and community partners are promoting the health of New Yorkers and advancing health equity across the City.
To begin building momentum toward TCNY 2020 goals, the Health Department held dozens of Community Consultations across the city during fall and winter of 2015-2016. At these public events, we asked community members to share what issues they see as most urgent in their neighborhoods. Visit our Community Consultations Prioritization Results page to see the top priorities listed by community members that attended each event. In the summer of 2016, we also offered an opportunity for New Yorkers who weren’t able to attend a consultation to offer their input online. Through this process, we heard from more than 1,000 New Yorkers about TCNY 2020 goals and local priorities for change.
During the second half of 2016, the Health Department is supporting community organizations in eight underserved neighborhoods as they convene local stakeholders to plan for action. With Population Health Improvement Program funding from the New York State Department of Health, these organizations will bring community members together to assess priorities for change and identify strategies for creating healthier neighborhoods.
We encourage all community members and stakeholders to participate in the health planning processes happening in their communities. Please reach out to the TCNY Planning Partners listed below to find out how to get involved.
Our TCNY Planning Partners are:
Additionally, the Hester Street Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that works to empower residents of underserved communities by providing them with the tools and resources necessary to have a direct impact on shaping their built environment, has been hired to provide technical assistance to the eight TCNY Planning Partners. Hester Street Collaborative will help the TCNY Planning Partners build their capacity to mobilize the community for health and create healthier neighborhoods.
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 areas. TCNY 2020 is the core of our 2016-2018 NYC Community Health Assessment and Community Health Plan which was submitted to NYSDOH in December 2016. This version of the Community Health Improvement Plan describes our plans to address hypertension and overdose deaths.
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