There are 62
counties in New York State. Every year, a study is done
which measures the
critical role that non-health related factors like
education, employment, income and the environment play in
how healthy we are and how long we will live. Sadly,
Bronx County is ranked in last place or 62 out of 62. In
response to this, in order to improve the health outcomes in
the Bronx, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. along with
others, have launched #Not62.
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New York State...
Get Cool NYC: Mayor de Blasio updated New Yorkers on
the City’s efforts to keep vulnerable New Yorkers cool
indoors this summer.
NY Connects services looks forward to providing
in-person or offsite visits abiding by NYS
safety guidelines in the future. A move to
bring community awareness on this vital
program for the disabled of all ages to
access a full range of support for long-term care.
The CaringKind Alzheimer's Walk on Sunday, October 11th
will have one walk at the same time for
all neighborhoods in support of Alzheimer's and dementia.
(Because of COVID-19, we can't all walk in one location.)
Several livestream panels and classes are included in the
day's events. Become a fundraiser today!.
The City of New York has developed a
webpage specifically for New Yorkers with Disabilities
COVID-19. Information includes Food/Supply Delivery,
Social Security/Medicaid Benefits, and Home Healthcare
Visit NYRR Striders at Home to keep physically and
mentally strong, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
Find some workouts for adults of all ages to keep active
There’s a plan to help hundreds of thousands of NYCHA
residents during the pandemic, with more testing sites
opening up. NYCHA has been hit hard, and for weeks
residents and local leaders have been calling for more help
to get residents what they need, mainly more information and
testing. See April 23rd
On December 17th, Bronx Health REACH Health Disparities
Workgroup presented Mayor Bill de Blasio
with over 2,000 signed postcards from Bronx residents urging
elected officials to make the health of the Bronx a
priority. Representatives requested that all NYC
agencies make the Bronx a funding priority, and appoint a
liaison from the Mayor's office to work with #Not6
If you are eligible, Healthcare Trainings are Free at
Hostos in the Bronx.
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Seeking Registered Nurses for Home Care in The Bronx,
NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care new nursing
opportunities for RNs interested in providing home
care to Bronx residents. All interested RN candidates should
send an updated resume.
Third Avenue BID targets opiod crisis in South Bronx.
The Third Avenue BID in the South Bronx is working to combat
the opioid epidemic. BID Executive Director Michael Brady
says their offices overlook Roberto Clemente Plaza, where he
says a lot of people go to use drugs.
He says everyone at the BID knows how to use Narcan – an
antidote that quickly reverses opioid overdoses.
News12 posted November 8, 2018
Help a Stranger Have a Meal Today
Don't give up! Get support! Stop Smoking! Find
out How. Call 1-866-NY-Quits (1-866-697-8487).
Bronx Community Health Needs Assessment Survey
2019. Bronx Hospitals are requesting your support in
completing and distributing the
2019 Community Health Survey.
This survey seeks to gather community data that will help
set priorities and coordination efforts, to address local
public health problems. Survey
New York Botanical Garden hosted Wellness Wednesdays from
June 12 - October 30, 2019: Looking forward to taking
part in future activities throughout the Garden in 2020 that
focus on healthy choices for mind and body, from local food
options at the Farmers Market to cooking demonstrations