2021 Press Releases

December 30, 2021
Health Department Commemorates 100 Year Anniversary of the Neighborhood Health Action Centers

December 30, 2021
Health Department Gives Tips to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely

December 29, 2021
Health Department Releases 2019 Annual Vital Statistics Data

December 27, 2021
Health Department and Community Partners Release Plan to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis in New York City by 2030

December 23, 2021
Boss Babies! Emma and Liam Remain the Most Popular Baby Names in NYC

December 21, 2021
Overdose Prevention Centers Averted 59 Overdoses in First Three Weeks of Operation

December 16, 2021
Health Commissioner Issues Advisory on COVID-19 Prevention Ahead of the Holidays As Cases Surge

December 10, 2021
Health Department Releases Major Report Detailing Health of Asians and Pacific Islanders in New York City

December 7, 2021
Health Department Announces New Home-visiting Services for First-time Parents and Infants, With Focus on Equity

December 1, 2021
New Hiv Diagnoses in New York City Declined 21% From 2019 to 2020, Down 76% Since 2001

November 30, 2021
Mayor de Blasio Announces Nation's First Overdose Prevention Center Services to Open in New York City

November 24, 2021
Health Department Launches Coalition to Confront Racism in Medical Algorithms

October 29, 2021
Treat Yourself to a Spooky, Safe and Healthy Halloween, Health Department Reminds New Yorkers

October 26, 2021
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Save Lives, Health Department Reminds New Yorkers

October 18, 2021
Board of Health Passes Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

October 13, 2021
Health Department Reports an Increase in Sexually Transmitted Infections in New York City From 2019 to 2020

September 29, 2021
Health Department Releases Provisional Data on Suicide Death Rate in NYC

September 28, 2021
Health Department Issues Lead Warning to New Yorkers: Avoid Using Traditional Ceramic Ware for Food and Drinks; May Contain Lead

September 27, 2021
As Long As We’re Talking About Vaccines, Don’t Forget Your Flu Shot!

September 27, 2021
The Health Department Announces New Members of the NYC Board of Health

September 22, 2021
Health Department Reminds New Yorkers That Climate Change Is a Public Health and Racial Justice Issue

September 22, 2021
Health Department Closes Investigation of Central Harlem Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster

September 21, 2021
Effort Launches to Vaccinate Raccoons Against Rabies in All Five Boroughs

September 15, 2021
Health Department Investigating Covid-19 Cases Linked to Electric Zoo Music Festival on Randall’s Island Over Labor Day Weekend

September 14, 2021
Rising Public Health Leaders Named as 40 Under 40 for their Work at DOHMH

September 13, 2021
Reduce Exposure to Mosquitoes – Record Level of Mosquito Activity Continues to Be Observed

September 10, 2021
20 Years on, NYC Health Department Tracks Health Impacts of September 11th Attacks

September 9, 2021
Health Department Announces New $35 Million Program for Providers to Speak With Patients About Covid-19 Vaccines

August 31, 2021
Health Department Appoints Dr. Celia Quinn As Deputy Commissioner of Disease Control

August 25, 2021
Health Department Releases Data on COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness

August 20, 2021
Make Sure Your Child Is up to Date on Routine Vaccinations, Health Department Reminds Parents and Caregivers

August 18, 2021
Health Department Investigating Community Cluster of Legionnaires’ Disease in and Around Central Harlem

August 2, 2021
Vax to School — Last Week to Get the Shot in Order to Be Fully Immunized in Time for the First Day of School

July 22, 2021
Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus Detected in New York City

July 14, 2021
City’s Vaccination Campaign Has Prevented an Estimated 250,000 Cases, 44,000 Hospitalizations and 8,300 Deaths Related to COVID-19 in 2021, Analysis Shows

July 2, 2021
Stay Safe This Fourth: Health Department Remind New Yorkers to Leave Fireworks to the Experts

June 23, 2021
Health Department Releases Lead Report for All Four Quarters of 2020

June 21, 2021
Health Department Shows Its Pride – 2021

June 15, 2021
City to Vaccinate Raccoons Against Rabies in Manhattan

June 9, 2021
Health Department Encourages New Yorkers to Protect Themselves From Tick-borne Illnesses As Summer Approaches

May 27, 2021
DOHMH Appoints New Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Hygiene

May 19, 2021
Don’t Have a Lonely Barbecue – Get Vaccinated by This Weekend to Be Protected for July 4 Celebrations

May 14, 2021
Spring Is Here: City Urges New Yorkers to Take Steps to Prevent Window Falls

May 13, 2021
Health Department Launches New Vaccine Confidence Campaign to Arm Health Care Providers With COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

May 11, 2021
Health Department Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Partner Engagement Project

May 4, 2021
‘Get Vaccinated’ – Good Advice in Every Language

April 30, 2021
City to Confront Overdose Deaths With Enhanced Services for People Who Use Drugs

April 27, 2021
Have a Conversation: Health Department Reminds Health Care Providers to Speak With Patients About Covid-19 Vaccine

April 22, 2021
Health Department Releases Report on Improvements in Citywide Air Quality

April 12, 2021
Health Department Releases Detailed Report on COVID-19 Variants

March 30, 2021
Message to New Yorkers — Talk to Your Doctor About Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

March 12, 2021
Good Health, Good Value: NYC Receives $5.5 Million Grant to Make Healthy Food More Affordable to New Yorkers

March 9, 2021
During Historic Flu Vaccination Campaign, Health Department Urges Parents to Get Children Vaccinated

March 8, 2021
Health Department Releases Lead Report for First Through Third Quarters of 2020

February 18, 2021
Mask to the Max — Health Department Updates Mask Guidance

February 16, 2021
Health Department Appoints Its First Ever Chief Medical Officer

February 11, 2021
Federal Pharmacy Program Boosts City Vaccination Effort

January 20, 2021
Health Department Reschedules First Dose Vaccine Appointments Amid Supply Shortage

January 9, 2021
Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs Open

January 6, 2021
City Sounds Alarm Over Increase in COVID-19 Cases Among Older Adults

January 4, 2021
Historically Low Infant Mortality Rate and Fewer Births in New York City in 2018, Annual Vital Statistics Data Shows