NYC BY THE NUMBERS: Following an investigation into health care in the city’s jails, in 2015 Mayor de Blasio shifted responsibility for providing health care in the jails from private firms to the city’s public hospital system. Despite a shrinking jail population, the cost of care has increased.
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.
Counts and rates of unintentional overdose deaths, stratified by demographic and geographic factors. In 2020, there were over 2,000 overdose deaths, an increase compared with 2019. Opioids were involved in 85% of overdose deaths.
This report summarizes the administration and enforcement of the Tobacco Product Regulation Act (New York City Administrative Code §17-701 et seq.), which governs the sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of 21.
Press releases are designed to inform the public of an upcoming/ongoing emergency or special event. Some emergencies include coastal storms, nor'easters, and extreme heat. Releases also highlight special events including Ready New York presentations and other community preparedness initiatives.
The Pesticide Use by New York City Agencies in 2020 report fulfills the reporting requirement of Local Law 37
of 2005 (LL37) which was amended in October, 2007 to require a summary report of pesticides used by agencies to be prepared and submitted by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.