Pursuant to LL 125 of 2018, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is required to develop educational materials regarding drugs and opiates awareness and prevention to be made available by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the New York City
This report shows data on child injury deaths, reported annually. It features a section on motor vehicle-related injuries, as part of the Vision Zero initiative, and includes recommendations for parents, caregivers, teachers, health care providers, drivers and policy makers to improve safety for children.
This report highlights an analysis of the 2012 Community Mental Health Survey which assessed receipt of mental health treatment, health behaviors, and prevalence of chronic physical health problems among those with serious mental illness (SMI).
This report details data on cat ownership and spay and neuter practices among owners who have cats that go outdoors. In addition, data from NYC Animal Care Centers describe the population of cats received at shelters. This report includes recommendations for veterinarians and NYC residents.
This report summarizes data collected from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey on smoking before, during, and after pregnancy and includes resources for medical providers to provide support and counseling to help pregnancy and postpartum patients quit.
The annual Child Fatality Review Advisory Team report summarizes data on child injury deaths. The 2016 report includes trends from 1999-2013 and examines deaths due to both unintentional and intentional causes, by area-based poverty and by race/ethnicity. Recommendations for reducing child injury deaths are included.
This report describes approaches to matching data from multiple datasets and presents a case study using the RecordLinkage package for R to match vital records with correctional health records. The report includes an appendix with sample code.
This report features data from the NYC Alcohol Survey, a special survey of adult New Yorkers that asked about drinking patterns as well as experiences of specific harms from drinking, such as arguments, assaults, unwanted sexual advances, or having to care for someone who had too much to drink. The survey found that more than one in five adult New Yorkers had experienced one or more of these harms.
This report describes characteristics and circumstances of heat-related deaths in New York City during the 2013 summer season based on a review of death certificates and medical examiner investigation reports.
This report describes the results of an evaluation of the Green Carts program, which provided permits to vendors to operate fresh fruit and vegetable carts in neighborhoods with low levels of consumption.
This report describes the trends in unintentional drug poisoning deaths, noting a 41% increase in overdose deaths between 2010 and 2013. Seventy-seven percent of drug overdose deaths in 2013 involved an opioid. On average, there is more than one fatal opioid overdose a day. Heroin plays an increasing role in overdose deaths in New York City, doubling in 2013.
This report presents data collected at two HIV primary care clinics as part of the Prevention with Positives Pilot Project, a screening and counseling intervention implemented in January 2012. White patients, men who reported sex with men, and younger patients were more likely to report high risk sexual behavior.
This report summarizes data from the New York City A1C Registry. The authors found that less than half of adults with diabetes had good blood sugar control annually from 2006 through 2012. Over time, 38% of adults 18 to 44 years old experienced a worsening of blood sugar control, compared with 32% of those 45 to 64 years old and 27% of those 65 and older.