New York Department of Health


The Department of Health (DOH) is the regulatory agency that governs public health in the state of New York.

We protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and well being of all New Yorkers. 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.

Adaptation Work

Building Community Resilience to a Changing Climate

Each community is unique in terms of its strengths and vulnerabilities to climate-related health impacts. Communities across New York State are protecting health in the presence of climate change by participating in New York's Climate Smart Communities or Cleaner, Greener Communities Programs.