Staten Island’s leading health care providers, social and community service organizations are all working together to make sure that you receive the care you need. Our partners provide a full range of health and medical services for children, adults, families, and the elderly.
Fentanyl is a man-made opioid that is fifty times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Prescribed fentanyl is often used for pain management. You can find resources and information about fentanyl and harm reduction here.
Immunizations reduce the risk of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defenses to build protection. Today, there are vaccines to prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases. Talk to your doctor about getting you and your family up-to-date on vaccines.
Food is fuel for your body and mind. Everyone deserves easy access to a variety of nutritious food and a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about nutrition resources and where to get fresh food near you.
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition. It is blood pressure that is higher than normal. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, but it can damage your heart and cause health problems if it stays high for a long time. You can take steps to prevent high blood pressure or manage it.
Did you know gun violence is now the leading cause of death for youth in the United States? Injuries are leading cause of hospitalization and death in ages 1-44 and are preventable.
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Every June, we celebrate Men’s Health Month. This month is all about raising awareness for men’s mental and physical health issues. Encourage the men in your life to schedule a checkup and practice healthy lifestyle choices, like diet, exercise and quitting smoking.