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Health Providers Call on NY State to End Decades of Neglect of Chronic Disease Disaster in Poor Communities with Investment in Community-Based Preventive Programs That Can Save Thousands of Lives and Billions of Public Health Tax Dollars

State leaders have the opportunity to reverse decades of deadly neglect of Black and Brown communities where diabetes and other chronic diseases have devastated lives and families, a crisis that has worsened through the COVID epidemic, heath providers and city leaders said outside Governor Cuomo’s office in Manhattan as they announced the kickoff of the New York Wellness Initiative on Monday.

Study Examines Limiting School Capacity for New York City Reopening

Data modeling projections by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists evaluate potential policies to reduce new infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in coming months, including by limiting school capacity by 50 percent or capping capacity of certain industries to 25 percent during Phase Four, as well as by implementing an “adaptive PAUSE” system to re-implement social distancing rules during a rebound. The researchers have been working with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on COVID-19 planning. Their new report is posted on Github.

PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY TO FIGHT MASS DIABETES AMPUTATIONS

On World Diabetes Day, November 14, as the New York City Council prepares to pass new diabetes-related legislation, South Bronx-based Health People: Community Preventative Health Institute will host a “Pray-In” at the New York State Department of Health’s New York City offices to mourn the untold number of needless diabetes-related amputations in the city and state. The Pray-In will also highlight the need for better data tracking of diabetes-related amputations and other complications.