Health Care

Coronavirus

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.

Homelessness

Smaller homeless shelters need vaccination help

Overcoming hesitancy among residents and getting them to vaccination sites pose challenges.

Coronavirus

Is New York reopening too soon?

More transmissible COVID-19 variants are rapidly spreading, yet restrictions are being loosened.

Coronavirus

The kids are not alright

Getting them back into the classroom will help, but they’ll need more mental health support when they return.

Health Care

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.

Criminal justice

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.

Health Care

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.

Health Care

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.

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Coronavirus

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.

Opinion

How midwives and doulas could reduce Black maternal mortality

New York City has a huge racial disparity in health problems among pregnant women.

Coronavirus

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.

Health Care

Did New York let doctors get away with sexual misconduct?

Internal whistleblowers say a branch of the state Department of Health was reluctant to penalize accused physicians.

Coronavirus

The leftover lottery

Each day New Yorkers line up outside of clinics and hospitals hoping to get an unclaimed dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their eligibility.

Health Care

Why accurate data reporting matters in a pandemic

A complete picture of nursing home deaths and other pandemic data is crucial, public health experts say.