Department of health and mental hygiene
Why NYC isn’t recording most at-home COVID tests — and what officials could be missing
Other jurisdictions are reporting success with self-test reporting, but moving from pandemic to endemic could mean getting used to not knowing exactly where coronavirus infections are thriving.
Feb 8, 8:00 AM
Dr. Ashwin Vasan To Become Next NYC Health Commissioner, After Leading Mental Health Clubhouse
“Dr. Vasan brings 20 years of expertise and experience working in public health that will ensure New Yorkers are well-equipped to continue the fight against COVID-19.”
Dec 22, 2021 2:25 PM
‘Not a Monolith:’ NYC Report Spotlights Diversity–And Health Disparities–Among Asian New Yorkers For First Time
With this knowledge, the city and health providers can glean important clues on how to approach these highly individual communities when it comes to lifestyle and medical habits.
Dec 10, 2021 5:24 PM
NYC Medical Coalition Pledges To Remove Racially Biased Algorithms From Patient Treatment Options
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has formed a coalition to end clinical algorithms that use race as a variable for deciding patient care.
Updated: Dec 14, 2021 6:26 PM
NYC Board Of Health Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis
The board called on the city’s department of health to ramp up anti-racism efforts.
Oct 18, 2021 5:00 PM
Early Data Showed Stark Racial Disparity In NYC Vaccine Distribution. Then The City Stopped Releasing It
If the public doesn't know who is unvaccinated, hospitals and outreach groups can't work to reach those who've missed out.
Jan 26, 2021 3:41 PM
Treat Your Face Mask Like Underwear, And Other Important Tips
New York City on Thursday issued some new tips in caring for surgical and cloth masks.
Sep 10, 2020 3:44 PM
When Can NYC Place Someone Under Forced Quarantine?
"It's not nice to be away from your home and your family, but the state has the power to do it under confined circumstances."
May 27, 2020 4:03 PM
Report: NYC Fines Landlords For Lead But Rarely Comes To Collect
'Why is it that working people are fined while landlords who engage in reckless conduct that exposes children to permanent irreparable brain injury are rarely fined at all?'
Nov 13, 2019 10:02 AM
City Taking Action On Queens House Overflowing With Garbage
The rats! The smells! The chaos!
Sep 5, 2019 3:50 PM
Anthony Bourdain, Sushi Lovers Rebel Against City's Glove Requirement For Chefs
"This is monstrous, monstrous, monstrous," Bourdain said.
Updated: Nov 1, 2015 3:57 PM
City Says All Raw Fish Must Be Frozen Before Serving
It turns out most restaurants already do this. Shhh.
Updated: Jul 12, 2015 4:55 PM
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