Some of your patients may be among the 3,000 New Yorkers who have been randomly selected to participate in the 2013 New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which is being conducted by The CUNY School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Success of NYC HANES depends on a high participation rate among those chosen.
We will provide the results of lab tests directly to NYC HANES participants so that they can share them with you. If any results indicate that a participant needs medical attention, we will tell them to contact you immediately or call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.
If your patients ask whether they should participate, we hope you will encourage them to do so. NYC HANES helps us determine how many New Yorkers suffer from important health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression. It will also provide a citywide snapshot of how well the healthcare system is helping New Yorkers manage these conditions. Gathering this information from a representative sample of New Yorkers enables us to better target public health resources and to develop policy and program initiatives.