Some New Yorkers are being asked for information about their medical history to help researchers get a better understanding of urban health. Nearly 3,000 New Yorkers have been randomly selected to participate in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NYC HANES.
The CUNY School of Public Health and New York City Health Department are conducting the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES), a local version of the National HANES, an important health survey begun by the federal government in the 1960s.
As this project demonstrates, The CUNY School of Public Health is committed to creating new models of public health education that solve urban health problems and help people lead healthy lives around the world. To realize its mission, the school works with more than 100 community organizations, nonprofits, private groups and government agencies at all levels to build capacities, as well as bring the diversity of New York City and the life experiences of its global population into the classroom.
Through its teaching, research and practice, the school brings together students and faculty from throughout CUNY’s academic and professional programs with practitioners, researchers, activists, community residents and policymakers from many sectors. Informed by the values of public health and democracy, the school seeks to become a platform for collaboration to engage the public in an ongoing dialogue on public health policy, and develop a workforce with the capacity to plan and implement health-promoting programs and practices.