Health Care Access

Access to quality mental and physical healthcare is a prerequisite for creating and maintaining healthy communities.


Challenges & Opportunities

Nearly one million New Yorkers report they do not receive the medial care they need. High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and substance abuse affect all New Yorkers, with low-income residents bearing the burden of disproportionately high incident rates.


Initiatives

To reduce disparities in health outcomes, the City will work to develop a healthcare delivery system that emphasizes an integrated and patient-centered approach to care that is delivered in convenient and accessible locations.

Ensure all New York City neighborhoods have access to high-quality essential healthcare services.

Transform NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation into a system anchored by community-based preventive care.

Expand access to primary care by establishing health clinics in high-need communities.

Expand access points for mental health and substance abuse care, including integrating primary care and behavioral health services.

Work with New York State in enabling and supporting the transformation of the healthcare delivery system.

Ensure all New York City neighborhoods have access to high-quality, essential healthcare services.

Transform NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation into a system anchored by community-based preventative care.

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