Add Your Signature to Demand that the Governor and Mayor Prioritize the Health of the Bronx!
Since 2009, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Ranking Report has ranked the Bronx 62 out of New York State’s 62 counties in health outcomes. In response to this, several groups have come together with Bronx residents to build a collaborative effort to improve the health of our borough.
“#Not62 – The Campaign for A Healthy Bronx” is a call to action by the Bronx Borough President’s Office, the Institute for Family Health/Bronx Health REACH, Montefiore Health System, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bronx Health Action Center.
As the only borough of New York City’s five boroughs—a city with a budget of $92.5 billion for the fiscal year 2020—ranked at the very bottom in health outcomes in New York State, it is unacceptable and inexcusable that the Bronx is not a top priority for the Mayor.
In comparison, Manhattan (New York County) is ranked 5th, Queens 8th, Brooklyn (Kings County) 17th, and Staten Island (Richmond County) 28th.
Let’s ensure that Bronxites have the best possible health outcomes. The health of the Bronx is a reflection on New York City. As New Yorkers, let’s demand justice and equity for a fellow borough!
Add your signature to demand that the Governor and Mayor prioritize the health of the Bronx!
Share #Not62 on your social media to raise awareness, follow @bronxnot62 on Instagram, and tell us what you are doing to be healthy!
62 WILL NOT DO!
WE CAN DO BETTER!
WE MUST DO BETTER!