Community Health

Internet Links


***For information on the current enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, go to the "New York State of Health" section in the "Health" section of Explore A Topic. You will find the official web site and branch information on where and when you can get assistance applying for the insurance. 

Many tables and lists of the disparities of health issues of African American versus other ethnic/racial groups in America.
Are You Pouring on the Pounds?
The dangers of habitually consuming sweetened beverages.
Centers for Disease Control (tambien en espanol)
Find out information on diseases and other health conditions. Of special interest: Health & Safety Topics and Travelers' Health. Also available in Spanish.

Community Health Profiles
The site includes, by zip code, basic demographics, HIV rates, smoking rates, death rates, lead poisoning, STDs, drig and alcohol abuse rates and more.

Diabetes in New York City
Statistics show that diabetes is an increasing problem New York City.
Free Hiv Testing Sites
You can locate sites by zip code.
Genetic Home Reference
Information about gentics and genetic diseases that run in families.
Healthfinder (tambien en espanol)
Produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides links to reliable health information. The "health library" category includes articles on prevention & wellness, diseases & conditions, and alternative medicine. "Health care" links to information about doctors, dentists, hospitals, long term care, nursing homes, health insurance, prescriptions, health fraud, and more.
1-800-LIFENET is a free, confidential help line for New York City residents. You can call 24 hours per day/7 days per week. The hotline's staff of trained mental health professionals help callers find mental health and substance abuse services. The site lists phone numbers for speaker of languages other than English: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese dialects, Korean and Spanish. There is also a TTY line.
Long Term Care Insurance
This site from New York state explains long term health insurance, how important it is and provides a list of companies that offer it as part of a state-sponsored program.
Mayo Clinic Health
This site is owned by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. It is an excellent subject resource that includes drug, disease and syndrome information.
Medicare Plans
Find Medicare plans by zip code.
The National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health web site aimed at consumers that provides access to information on hundreds of diseases and conditions as well as drug information.
Mesothelioma Center
A site with detailed information about the causes of this cancer and resources for people suffering from it.
The NIH News in Health
NIH plays a major role in finding better ways to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. The practical health information in The NIH News in Health is based on research conducted either by NIH's own scientists or by our grantees at universities and medical schools around the country.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV Free Testing Sites
A list of NYC Department of Health clinics.
Teen Sexual Health and Pregnancy
This site lists clinics by zip code.