Community Health Profiles – New York City

  • A troubling portrait of Brooklyn’s overall health is released, By Jonathan LaMantia, October 15, 2015, Crain’s New York Business: “The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Wednesday released the first of its Community Health Profiles, breaking down demographics, poverty and prevention statistics in 18 community districts in Brooklyn. Some of the health care statistics reported included the rates of smoking, obesity and diabetes; the number of uninsured adults and adults who went without needed medical care; rates of vaccinations for diseases such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and the flu; and rates of premature death and infant mortality…”
  • In NYC, new health data zoom in on disparities among areas, By Jennifer Peltz (AP), October 14, 2015, Miami Herald: “In Brooklyn’s impoverished Brownsville neighborhood, the average person can expect to live to 74. Six miles away in lower Manhattan’s financial district, life expectancy is more than 11 years longer. The nation’s biggest city is taking close-up snapshots of the state of health in its neighborhoods, highlighting disparities that officials say show being healthy isn’t just about individual biology…”

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