NYC HANES is conducted by the CUNY School of Public Health/Hunter College and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The CUNY School of Public Health works with communities, nonprofits, private groups, and government agencies to help people live healthier lives. It conducts research and creates new models of public health education and practice to solve urban health problems. It is part of CUNY, the nation's largest urban public university. The CUNY School of Public Health is located on the new East Harlem campus of Hunter College. Hunter College, one of the oldest public colleges in the country, was founded in 1870.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, one of the world's oldest and largest public health agencies, protects and promotes the health of New Yorkers. In recent years, the agency has undertaken a number of innovative policy and program initiatives to improve health, including a comprehensive tobacco control program, the elimination of trans fats in restaurant food, a requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie information on menu boards, and the development of an extensive electronic health record network.