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Take Care New York 2020 (TCNY 2020)

Take Care New York 2020 (TCNY 2020) is the City’s blueprint for giving everyone the chance to live a healthier life. Its goal is twofold — to improve everyone’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.

While the Community Health Profiles offer health data by neighborhood, TCNY 2020 starts a conversation with New Yorkers like you about your community health goals, and the health improvements you would like to see by year 2020. Unlike previous Take Care New York plans, TCNY 2020 will look at traditional health factors as well as social factors, like how many people in a community graduated from high school or go to jail.

Join us this fall and winter, in dozens of neighborhoods across the five boroughs, as Health Department leaders meet with communities to talk about TCNY 2020 and to hear from residents directly on their neighborhood’s top health priorities. These sessions are vital to the next phase of TCNY 2020, which includes a community action planning process. On Oct. 29, we hosted our first TCNY Community Consultation at the Bedford Library in Brooklyn.

Our next Community Consultation is on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Library in Chelsea (Community Room @ 209 W 23rd St. New York, NY, 10011) - download and share the flyer in your community (PDF). Dates and locations of future Community Consultations will be posted here in the coming weeks.

See dates and locations of future Community Consultations below.

How You Can Participate?

  1. Learn about community conditions that affect your physical and mental health by reading your Community Health Profile.
  2. Review the booklet Take Care New York 2020: Every Neighborhood, Every New Yorker, Everyone’s Health Counts (PDF)
  3. Join the #TCNY2020 conversation online at and Twitter at @NYCHealthy.
  4. Sign up to receive email updates about TCNY events in your area:
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Chelsea: Muhlenburg Branch Library, 209 W 23rd St. Sat., Nov. 21, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Mariners Harbor: Mariners Harbor Library, 206 South Ave. Mon., Nov. 30, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Brownsville/East New York:  New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Ave. (at Barbey St.) Thurs., Dec. 3, 5 p.m. -7 p.m.
Queens Village: Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St. Wed., Dec. 2, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Chinatown: Chatham Square Library, 33 E Broadway Sat., Dec. 5, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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