Healthy NYC campaign aims to increase life expectancy in NYC
A new campaign launched by the Adams administration and the city's health commissioner is aiming to bring longer lives to New Yorkers.
Healthy NYC aims to give New Yorkers a longer life expectancy and tackle set goals like premature death and chronic and diet-related diseases.
The campaign looks to implement resources such as expanded access to healthy foods and mental health care and social support services, as well as increasing access to quality health care.
The Adams administration says its goal is to increase life expectancy to 83 years by 2030. Mayor Eric Adams says the city saw a life expectancy decrease to 78 years from 2019 to 2020, especially in Black and brown communities.
NYCHA says it will be throwing its support behind the mayor's plan as well.