Community Health Profiles

Explore the health of New York City neighborhoods

Our neighborhoods are segregated by race and wealth. Structural racism and differences in neighborhood resources have led to inequitable health outcomes across the city.

Step 1: Choose a Community District

Why does health differ by neighborhood?

Some New Yorkers live longer, healthier lives than others. Structural racism contributes to the disproportionate burden of disease in some communities. The New York City Community Health Profiles highlight disparities among neighborhoods. They can be used by policymakers, community groups, health professionals, researchers, and residents to encourage community engagement and action.

Our health starts where we live, work, and play. Interpret these data with an understanding that good health is not only determined by personal choices. Many other factors shape differences in health outcomes, including past and current discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities.