What Does My Participation Mean?

The more people who participate, the more accurately we can estimate how many New Yorkers have certain health problems, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and exposure to second-hand smoke. These findings will give public health professionals and elected officials the information they need to:

  • develop and fund new health programs
  • introduce new health regulations and new laws
  • educate the public about increasing health risks

Since the first NYC HANES was conducted in 2004, researchers have published some 20 scientific articles. Those research articles led to action that has improved the health of all New York City residents. Some of the scientific articles also contributed to the nation-wide conversation about public health.

The New Yorkers who participated in the recent NYC HANES spent only 2 to 3 hours answering questions and being examined, but their participation will continue to improve city life for years to come.

Please call 1-347-396-4171 if you have questions about NYC HANES.