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Take Care New York Health Resources


Below are links to materials and resources. A few of these materials are also available in print in limited languages. To order print materials, please call 311.

Children and Youth

Take Care New York focuses on the��health of New York City���s children and youth, because health and well-being during the early years often sets a trajectory for health throughout the life span.

Tobacco-Free Living

Making it harder to smoke and easier to quit are critical to reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and other serious illnesses.

Healthy Eating

A healthy diet helps prevent many chronic diseases and conditions, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, some cancers and heart disease.

Active Living

Physical inactivity increases the risk of many chronic diseases and conditions, including obesity, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and type 2 diabetes.

Heart Health

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in New York City, and more than 18,000 New Yorkers die from heart disease and stroke each year.

HIV Prevention

Major advances in treatment have dramatically reduced HIV-related deaths over the past 15 years. Improvements in antiviral drugs can now suppress HIV very effectively, so people treated for HIV now live nearly as long as people of the same age not infected with HIV.

Mental Health Promotion

Mental illness is common and disabling. Although treatment is effective, many who suffer from mental illness do not receive treatment or delay seeking it.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Reduction

The Health Department continues to work to reduce the adverse health effects of alcohol and drug use. Excessive drinking, prescription drug misuse and illicit drug use can increase the risk of or worsen physical and mental health problems.

Cancer Prevention

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in New York City, killing more than 13,000 New Yorkers a year.

Healthy Indoor and Outdoor Air

The Health Department's estimates show that outdoor air pollutants cause thousands of deaths and severe illnesses among New Yorkers each year and that these impacts fall especially heavily on seniors, children with asthma and people living in low-income neighborhoods.

Quality Preventive Care

Accessible, affordable and high-quality primary care is key to improve the health of New Yorkers. Currently the healthcare system is difficult to access, particularly for those who are uninsured, and does not sufficiently emphasize prevention, primary care or behavioral health.

Resources for Emergency Preparedness