Healthcare

Interviews & Profiles

SUNY Downstate is still in debt after serving as a ‘COVID-only’ hospital during the pandemic

President Wayne Riley said the state needs to recognize the institution’s contributions to Brooklyn and beyond.

Healthcare

Female-majority council passes bill to expand doula access

The legislation was passed along with several other maternal health-related bills on Thursday.

Healthcare

New York City’s IT czar answers to monkeypox website failures

“We have learned from our mistakes and we are committed to doing better going forward,” a health department official said.

Nonprofits

NYC nonprofits respond to monkeypox outbreak

As members of the LGBTQ+ community seek coveted monkeypox vaccination appointments, the uptake in demand is also revealing the wider disparities in vaccination access.

Healthcare

Human services workers want cost-of-living adjustment restored

More than 900 attendees joined a virtual rally to pressure the mayor and City Council.

New York City

The new coronavirus is resulting in canceled fundraisers in New York

As health officials recommend that people avoid crowds, benefits are being rescheduled.

Healthcare

State Senate must protect reproductive health care

Access to abortion and contraception is threatened. Will NY act?

New York State

Outgoing state Medicaid director Jason Helgerson on his record

He cut costs and emphasized outcomes.

Staten Island

Staten Island opioid deaths keep rising