America’s teens are in a mental health crisis. So are New York’s.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a sweeping mental health plan that includes a suicide prevention pilot for New York City youth.
COVID-19 delta variant looms as NY reopens
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has heralded this season as the “Summer of New York City,” in which the five boroughs will come roaring back from their pandemic-induced slumber, but the highly contagious new delta variant of COVID-19 threatens the mayor’s vision for the city.
After de Blasio, will NYC’s mental health thrive?
The outgoing mayor’s signature initiative was much-criticized, and the pandemic has exacerbated psychiatric problems.
Can New York state force people to get COVID-19 vaccines?
The answer depends on a number of factors.
Should NY relax its mask mandate?
Public health experts and epidemiologists are concerned that doing so could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Is NY reopening too quickly?
It all depends on how well the city can adhere to COVID-19 restrictions.
New York State
Vaccine passports raise equity, privacy concerns
New York’s Excelsior Pass can’t be equitable until vaccinations are equitable, some advocates say.
Smaller homeless shelters need vaccination help
Overcoming hesitancy among residents and getting them to vaccination sites pose challenges.
Is New York reopening too soon?
More transmissible COVID-19 variants are rapidly spreading, yet restrictions are being loosened.
The kids are not alright
Getting them back into the classroom will help, but they’ll need more mental health support when they return.
A timeline of Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes
The governor is being criticized over the issue again. Here’s everything that has happened on it.
Will jails let inmates access medically assisted treatment for drug addiction?
Most New York jails don’t allow the treatment, but there’s a bill to change that.
The pandemic revealed the pros and cons of New York's health care system
New York’s hospitals proved resilient, while health care disparities remained.
NY’s murky records mask rising Medicaid costs
The state was quietly busting through its self-imposed Medicaid spending cap – and that was before the pandemic struck.
Where does NY’s mental health stand?
The state’s residents are dealing with heightened levels of anxiety, depression and substance abuse – with too few resources available to them.
How midwives and doulas could reduce Black maternal mortality
New York City has a huge racial disparity in health problems among pregnant women.
Upcoming vaccine shipments might not fix racial disparities
Experts say outreach efforts have to accelerate alongside increases in supplies.
New York City
NYC launches website to highlight social equity outcomes
New data shows the city’s race and gender gaps on health, economic and educational indicators.