As of May 23, 2011 New York City’s parks and beaches are smoke-free.
How do you determine if your neighborhood is healthy? There are many aspects to a healthy neighborhood – adequate housing, access to healthy food, safe places to play and exercise, and freedom from the aggressive marketing of junk food, tobacco and alcohol. The NYC Health Department works closely with a number of city agencies to promote health in all NYC neighborhoods, particularly those hit hardest by disparities in income, health and opportunity, and has developed tools that can help you assess the health of your neighborhood.
EpiQuery is an easy-to-navigate database that tracks health indicators such as the prevalence of asthma, lead poisoning and obesity rates by neighborhood. Learn more about the health of your neighborhood.
The NYC Health Department has been tracking air quality around the city for two years. Learn more about the air quality in your neighborhood.
Complaints about rats represent the most frequent health-related calls to 311. The NYC Health Department created its Rat Information Portal to help New Yorkers assess the rat problem in their neighborhoods.
The NYC Parks Department launched the BeFit website that lists many opportunities around NYC to find opportunities to increase physical activity.
The Fund for Public Health in New York works closely with the NYC Health Department to develop and implement programs that support making all neighborhoods healthy neighborhoods.