Take Care New York Tools

** The following is from the 2005 Take Care New York Tools page. **

We all want to be as healthy as possible. But there’s so much information, it can be hard to know what’s most important. That’s why the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene wants to make it simple.

TAKE CARE NEW YORK consists of 10 steps people can take now to live longer, healthier lives. The following are Take Care New York Action Steps to improve your health, with specific things you can do, along with Additional Resources to help you follow through.

We’ve concentrated on 10 core health issues that have the biggest impact on your health. If all of us took just some of these steps, we could prevent thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of illnesses and disabilities each year.


Why These 10?
For Clinicians
For Patients


Tools Education Tools
1. Have a Regular Doctor or Other Health Care Provider


2. Be Tobacco Free
3. Keep Your Heart Healthy


4. Know Your HIV Status
5. Get Help for Depression


6. Live Free of Dependence on Alcohol and Drugs
7. Get Checked for Cancer
8. Get the Immunizations You Need

9. Make Your Home Safe and Healthy


10. Have a Healthy Baby