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Health & Public Safety

 Health Insurance
Diseases & Health Conditions
Healthy Living
Women's Health & Pregnancy 
Domestic Violence 
Disasters & Emergencies 
Fire Safety 
Records & Licenses 
 

Health Insurance

Apply for Public Health Insurance
This brochure includes information on how to get public health insurance such as Medicaid or Family Health Plus.
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Free and Low Cost Health Insurance Programs
This page describes the available public health insurance programs and eligibility guidelines for uninsured New Yorkers.
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Diseases & Health Conditions

Asthma Information
This page provides information about asthma and how to control it.
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Cervical Cancer
Regular Pap tests can prevent cervical cancer by finding cells that can be treated before they become cancer. Pap tests can also find signs of cancer early to prevent it from spreading.
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Colon Cancer
Get a colonoscopy to prevent colon cancer.
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Cocaine: Do you have a problem?
This brochure describes the dangers of cocaine use and how to get help.
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Depression: Feeling Better
This brochure includes information on how to recognize signs of depression and how to get help.
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Diabetes Information
This brochure explains how to prevent and crontol diabetes.
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H1N1 "Swine Flu"
This brochure includes information on how to protect myself against the flu and wWhere to get a flu vaccine.
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Hepatitis A Infection
This pamphlet explains how Hepatitis A can be prevented and treated.
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Hepatitis C Testing Information
How and where to get tested for Hepatitis C.
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HIV Testing
This brochure explains how and where to get tested for HIV, and ways to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Healthy Living

Advanced Planning Health Bulletin
This brochure includes information about completing advanced directives, such as a health care proxy, living will, and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders.
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Alcohol Health Bulletin
This document includes information about excessive drinking, alcoholism, and treatment options.
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Bed Bugs
This brochure includes information on how to prevent bed bugs from infesting your home.
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Cholesterol Health Bulletin
This document includes information on the effects of high cholesterol, what makes cholesterol rise, and what you can do about it.
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Cut the Salt Health Bulletin
This bulletin explains how to limit salt in your diet.
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Cyling New York City
This brochure includes information on the benefits of cycling.
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Eating Out, Eating Well
This brochures explains how you can make healthy choices in restaurants.
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Excessive Drinking is Dangerous
This brochures describes the dangers of excessive drinking.
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Get Vaccinated
This bulletin describes the benefits of getting the flu vaccine.
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High Blood Pressure Health Bulletin
Information about the risks and causes of high blood pressure and how to prevent and control it.
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How to Make Your Home Smoke-Free
Second-hand smoke is very harmful to health. This bulletin explains how smoking damages your home and your propery.
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How to Prevent Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections
This brochure describes the types of contraception and how to prevent STDs
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Important Information About Lead in Household Plumbing
NYC water is safe to drink and virtually lead-free when it is delivered from the city's upstate reservoirs, but can absorb lead from solder, fixtures, and pipes found in some old buildings or homes. In 2010, DEP found slightly elevated levels of lead in the water in some homes and buildings. Please read this information closely to see what you can do to reduce any possible exposure.
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Influenza Health Bulletin
This bulletin explains how anyone who wants to avoid seasonal flu should be vaccinated.
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Is 9/11 Affecting Your Health?
This page explains how to get information, treatment and help for 9/11-related health problems.
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Prescription Drug Abuse
This brochure explains how to find out if your child is abusing prescription drugs, and what do if you suspect a problem.
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Quit Smoking Health Bulletin
This bulletin includes information on how to quit smoking and how smoking effects your health.
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Safe and Healthy Travel
Ways to stay health when returning to your country of origin to visit family or friends.
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Start Smart: Vaccinate
This brochures describes the benefits of childhood vaccination.
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Stress Health Bulletin
This brochure provides ways to cope with stress.
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Take Care New York Program Information
This information encourages health improvement in 10 key areas including having a regular doctor, being tobacco-free, and getting checked for cancer.
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Taking Your Medicine
This brochure includes tips to keep up with your daily prescribed medicines.
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Want to Get Healthier? Make NYC Your GYM
This brochure includes information on free and lowcost exercise opportunities in NYC.
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Weight Loss Health Bulletin
This bulletin includes ways to lose weight and keep it off.
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Women's Health & Pregnancy

Breast Cancer Health Bulletin
This bulletin includes information on how mammograms can help with early detection of breast cancer.
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Breastfeeding Your Baby
This brochure includes information on the benefits of breastfeedings. It provides tips on how to nurse your baby.
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Cervical Cancer
Regular Pap tests can prevent cervical cancer by finding cells that can be treated before they become cancer. Pap tests can also find signs of cancer early to prevent it from spreading.
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Fish and Mercury Brochure
This brochure provides information for pregnant or nursing mothers and parents about how to limit exposure to mercury in fish and shellfish.
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How Not to Get Pregnant
This bulletin describes ways to prevent pregnancy.
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HPV Vaccine
This document provides information on getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) to prevent cervical cancer.
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Nurse Family Partnership Program
This program provides eligible mothers with prenatal and postnatal medical assistance and parenting education.
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Your New Baby
This bulletin includes tips to help keep you and your newborn safe and healthy.
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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence 
This bulletin includes an overview of all forms of domestic violence, which includes physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. Povides the number to the New York City Domestic Violence Hotline and information on where a victim can receive assistance.
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Family Justice Center - Brooklyn Center's Client Brochure
This bulletin includes an overview of the services provided at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, which is a walk-in center for all domestic violence victims. Provides information on staying safe and directions to the Center.
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Family Justice Center - Queens Center's Client Brochure
This bulletin includes an overview of the services provided at the Queens Family Justice Center, which is a walk-in center for all domestic violence victims. Provides information on staying safe and directions to the Center.
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Family Justice Center - Bronx Center's Client Brochure
This bulletin includes an overview of the services provided at the Queens Family Justice Center, which is a walk-in center for all domestic violence victims. Provides information on staying safe and directions to the Center.
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Intimate Partner Violence Health Bulletin
This brochure includes information on how and where to get help for victims of domestic violence. Always call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
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Rights of Public Housing Victims of Domestic Violence
This document provides the rights of public housing applicants, residents and household members who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking from being evicted or denied housing assistance based on acts of violence committed against them.
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Sexual Assault
This brochure provides information to address concerns victims have in reporting sexual assault. Provides information on where victims can receive assistance.
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Disasters & Emergencies

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteer Information
This document includes information about Community Emergency Response Teams and share it with friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
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Ready New York for Business
This guide includes advice to help businesses protect their employees and enhance a company's ability to recover from financial loss after a business interruption or damage to facilities and inventory.
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Ready New York for Flooding
This guide informs New Yorkers how they can lower their risk for flooding and recover from flood damage.
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Ready New York for Kids
This guide includes fun-filled, interactive versions of the Ready New York Guide for elementary school students.
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Ready New York for Pets
This guide includes steps that pet owners can take to ensure their pets are prepared for all types of emergencies.
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Ready New York for Teens
This guide includes fun-filled, interactive versions of the Ready New York Guide for middle and high school students.
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Ready New York: Beat the Heat Guide
This guide includes tips on how to stay healthy and cool during the summer months, conserve water and energy, and identify and care for individuals with heat-related illnesses.
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Ready New York: Emergency Preparedness Guide
This guide teaches New Yorkers how to stay safe before, during, and after emergencies. 
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Ready New York: Guide for Seniors & People with Disabilities
This guide provides instructions on developing a disaster plan, assembling an Emergency Supply Kit, and putting together a Go Bag, as well as guidance on creating a support network, preparing for evacuation and sheltering in place for people with special needs.
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Ready New York: Hurricane Guide
This guide provides instructions on how to develop a hurricane disaster plan and secure your home before a storm, and a map of New York City hurricane evacuation zones.
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Ready New York: My Emergency Plan
This guide is an interactive workbook that helps New Yorkers—especially those with special needs—create an emergency plan. It helps people to set up a support network, write down important health information, plan for evacuations, and gather emergency supplies. First responders or caregivers can use the completed workbook to help people with special needs during an emergency.
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Ready New York: Pandemic Flu
This guide addresses the threat of a pandemic influenza in New York City.
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Ready New York: Pocket Guide
This guide prepares you for an emergency, including making a disaster plan, assembling an Emergency Supply Kit, and putting together a Go Bag. 
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Fire Safety

Candle Fire Safety
Candle fires are on the rise. While other causes for home fires have decreased, the percentage caused by candles has tripled in the past ten years. Learn the safest way to use candles.
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Electrical Home Safety
Overloaded electrical outlets are one of the major causes of residential fire deaths. Most electrical fires can be prevented. Learn how to keep your home safe from electrical fires.
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FDNY'S Top Seven Fire Safety Rules
Learn our top fire-safety rules.
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Fire Safety For Seniors
Adults, aged 65 and older, die in home fires far more often than the rest of the population. People can and have saved their own lives and the lives of others by following a few simple safety precautions.
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Keeping Children Safe
Most small children have a natural curiosity about fire. Parents and caregivers can help teach fire safety to their children with these tips.
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Kitchen Cooking Fire Safety
Preparation of home-cooked meals is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Learn how to drastically reduce your risk of a cooking fire.
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Natural Gas
What to do if you think you smell gas or suspect a gas leak.
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Residential Apartment Building Fires
Apartment buildings pose unique fire safety issues. Families in apartment buildings live close together. So, neighbors’ fire-safety risks may become your own. Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your neighbors.
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The Dangers of Fireworks
Each year in the United States approximately 10,000 people are medically treated for fireworks-related injuries. More often than not it is the bystanders that sustain the injuries. Learn why you should leave fireworks to the professionals.
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Plan Your Escape
It is not enough to have a smoke alarm! Protect your family by planning and practicing a home fire escape plan! Let us show you how to do it.
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Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
An operable smoke or carbon monoxide alarm will reduce by half your chances of dying in a fire. Learn the best practices for use of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
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Smoking Fire Safety
More people die in fires started by carelessly discarded or abandoned smoking materials, such as cigarettes butts and cigarette ashes, than any other type of residential fire. If anyone in your home smokes, learn how to keep your home safe.
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Summer Fire Safety
During the summer, the risk of fire increases due to the use of barbecues, gasoline, air conditioners and other electrical appliances. Protect yourself and your family by taking these precautions.
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Records & Licenses

Birth Certificate
This document explains how to order or correct a birth certificate.
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Death Certificate
This document explains how to order a death certificate.
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Death Certificate Correction Form
Correct a death certificate.
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How to Correct a Death Certificate
Instructions on how to fill out a death certificate correction form.
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Marriage License and Registration
This document explains how to order a marriage license.
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Marriage License Application
Application to order a marriage license.
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