Some of your patients may have been among the New Yorkers who were randomly selected to participate in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. NYC HANES data collection was completed in spring 2014. The CUNY School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are currently analyzing the NYC HANES data.
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.