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Our Top Takeaways from APHA 2019

November 19, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

The annual conference for the American Public Health Association (APHA) took place earlier this month in Philadelphia, a bustling city with an impressive public health pedigree. The city contains what will become the first safe injection site in the United States, and is in many ways the home of important ideals such as justice, racial … Continue reading “Our Top Takeaways from APHA 2019”

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Funding Expands Current City Efforts to Reduce Drug Overdose Epidemic

November 12, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

New York City (NYC), like the rest of the nation, remains in the midst of a drug overdose epidemic. In 2017, more New Yorkers died from drug overdose than from suicide, homicide, and motor vehicle accidents combined; opioids were involved in 82% of those deaths. DOHMH has successfully implemented a number of interventions and programs … Continue reading “Funding Expands Current City Efforts to Reduce Drug Overdose Epidemic”

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Join the Fight Against E-Cigarettes

October 22, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

Download our resources below to learn more and join the fight. “I’d never smoke. I vape.” While New York City has seen its youth cigarette smoking rate drop dramatically over the past decade, a new menace has taken the place of combustible tobacco: e-cigarettes. The increase in sales and use of these products (including e-cigs, … Continue reading “Join the Fight Against E-Cigarettes”

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Addressing the Risk for Falls for Seniors

September 10, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

This post was originally published in May 2019 May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate and look out for our older neighbors, friends, and loved ones. One significant risk seniors face is falling, which can lead to serious injury, hospitalization and even death. In the U.S., one in three older adults falls each … Continue reading “Addressing the Risk for Falls for Seniors”

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Disease Detectives: Combating New York City’s Measles Epidemic

August 1, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

For the last 10 months, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department) has been part of the response to stop the largest measles outbreak in the United States since 1992. In NYC, there have been 642 cases confirmed as of July 29, 2019, since the outbreak began in October 2018. … Continue reading “Disease Detectives: Combating New York City’s Measles Epidemic”

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