Former NY Knick Metta World Peace Says ‘Speak Up’ Harlem Youth

metta world peace

… 27% of New York City public high school students report feeling sad or hopeless almost every day.

The Health Department released a public service announcement today featuring former New York Knick Metta World Peace to help reduce the stigma about mental health and encourage teens and young adults to speak up about their problems. Continue Reading →

Health Depart Launches New Texting Program To Inform Harlemites About Beach Closings

nyc texting appText BEACH to 877-877 to get real-time opening, closing and water quality information before you head to the beach

With Memorial Day around the corner marking the unofficial start of summer, the Health Department today announced a free texting service so you can “Know Before You Go” if your beach is open or closed, and receive alerts about any advisories, closures, or water quality issues. Continue Reading →

Health Department Announces Outbreak Of Measles In Northern Manhattan

measle in northern manhattanDepartment urges all New Yorkers to make sure they are vaccinated against measles Infants should be vaccinated at 12 months of age

The Health Department announced today that it has identified 16 cases of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx. Continue Reading →

National Condom Awareness Day, Valentine’s Day New Branded Condoms And Use Tips

nyc branded condomsIn recognition of National Condom Awareness Day and Valentine’s Day, the Health Department today unveiled a new look and a new addition to the City’s NYC branded condoms. Continue Reading →