The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published this press release titled, "WITH FAMILIES AT HOME DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, CITY URGES NEW YORKERS TO TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT WINDOW FALLS," on January 21, 2020.
This report examines the city's population at greatest risk of suicide and self-inflicted injuries. Data is provided on people most susceptible to suicide, methods of suicide, and health risks that coincide with suicide attempts. Finally, the report makes recommendations on how to reduce the risk of suicide in communities.
This report present data on hospitalization rates, the financial burden they impose, and the trends in hospitalization by age, sex, and socioeconomic status. Finally, information was provided on how adult hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions can be prevented.
This report examines the relationship between weight and health behaviors such as physical activity and nutrition behaviors among New York Ctiy public high school students. Data is provided on trends in obesity in NYC high schools, particularly by race, lifestyle habits, economic status of the schools, and by mindset. Finally, the report makes recommendations to reduce rates of obesity in New York City.
This report examines relationship between health habits and oral health in New Yorkers. Data is provided on New Yorkers with certain habits or conditions and their frequency of visiting the dentist, trends on different age groups of New Yorkers who have not been to the dentist, and health risks diagnosed as a result of poor oral health. Finally, the report makes recommendations on how to improve oral health and habits.
This report presents trends in attempted suicides and describes the burden of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among youth. It also highlights how mental health issues vary across sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and risk behaviors. Finally, it features recommendations on how to improve mental health awareness for health care providers, school staff and officials, as well as parents and teens themselves.
This report examines influenza and PPSV vaccination rates among adult New Yorkers, including those with certain long-term health conditions and older adults who are at risk of serious complications from influenza.
This report examines headphone use with personal music players and its associations with hearing problems. Data is presented on New Yorkers with hearing problems, particularly trends in younger adults who listen to music frequently with headphones. Finally, the report makes recommendations on how to reduce possible consequences of listening to music with headphones.
This report describes the health benefits of active transportation in New York City. Data is also provided on the various benefits of New Yorkers using public transportation. Finally, the report makes recommendations on how to be even more active and safe.
This report presents new information on past-year HIV testing in New York City. It examines testing rates by borough and high-risk groups, and investigates which patients are more likely to have a doctor recommend an HIV test. Based on these findings, recommendations for increasing HIV testing are featured in this report.