About the New York State Department of Health

The New York State Department of Health (the Department) has been overseeing the health, safety, and well-being of New Yorkers since 1901 – from sanitation and vaccinations to utilizing new developments in science as critical tools in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. In the face of today's new public health challenges and evolving health care system, the Department's commitment to protecting the health and well-being of all New Yorkers is unwavering.

Mission, Vision and Values

  • Mission: We protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and wellbeing of all New Yorkers.
  • Vision: New Yorkers will be the healthiest people in the world - living in communities that promote health, protected from health threats, and having access to quality, evidence-based, cost-effective health services.
  • Values: Dedication to the Public Good, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Efficiency.

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