Healthcare Education

Extreme Heat

Categories :Climate and Health
Temperatures have continued to rise in recent years with 2023 being the hottest summer on record since 1880. Extreme heat is dangerous and can lead to heat-related illnesses like heat cramps and heat stroke. However, death from extreme heat events is preventable. During times of extreme heat, the following weather alerts may be issued: Heat [...]

Impacts of Air Quality on Health

Categories :Climate and Health
An Air Quality Alert is in effect for the NYC Metro Region for Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Air Quality Health Advisory Air Quality Health Advisories are issued when levels of pollution, either ozone or fine particulate matter are expected to exceed an Air Quality Index (AQI) value of 100. The Air Quality Index (AQI) communicates [...]

Parks and Green Spaces

Categories :Climate and Health
Whether we live in rural or urban settings, we need our green spaces. Unfortunately, those green spaces aren’t equally accessible to all New Yorkers. For example, New York City's low-income neighborhoods have 21% less access to green space and that inequity is prevalent across the state. In the summer, lack of green spaces creates something [...]