Challenges & Opportunities

Many New York City neighborhoods have considerable room for improvement in promoting good health and wellbeing. The disparities in opportunities for healthy living and health outcomes are greatest between high-poverty and low-poverty neighborhoods.


These initiatives will help ensure all New Yorkers live in neighborhoods and housing that promote healthy lives.

Improve food access, affordability, and quality, and encourage a sustainable, resilient food system.

Create environments that encourage New Yorkers to be physically active regardless of age.

Address health hazards in homes.