Neighborhood Reports

What affects health in your neighborhood, and how does it compare with other parts of the city?

1. Choose report

Asthma and the environment

Asthma is a leading cause of hospitalizations for children. It can be made worse by housing and neighborhood characteristics. There are powerful inequities that drive racial disparities in asthma in NYC.

Climate and health

As the climate changes, we track New York City's risk for extreme heat, storms and flooding, and episodes of elevated ozone. These have important public health impacts: already, heat kills more people than all other natural disasters.

Housing and health

Housing conditions can drive health outcomes like asthma, lead poisoning, and carbon monoxide poisoning. We track housing neighborhood characteristics that can put people at risk - and special populations that are vulnernerable.

Outdoor air and health

Air pollution is one of the most important environmental threats to people who live in urban areas. Exposures are linked to respiratory and heart diseases, cancers, and premature deaths. Meanwhile, emissions, levels of exposure, and population vulnerability vary across neighborhoods.

Active design, physical activity, and health

The design and condition of buildings, streets, public transportation, and parks influence how much physical activity people get, how much they use active transportation, and how much other healthy behavior they do. A neighborhood built environment can also affect the safety of its residents.

2. Choose Neighborhood

Enter a neighborhood or ZIP Code