Mission of Health and Human Services

To improve the health indicators of the constituents of the Bronx; raise awareness on all national, state and city health issues; advocate for good health policies and support smart healthcare reform/legislation!


For information on monkeypox transmission, vaccination, symptoms, and more, visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene page.

  • Check for updates: nyc.gov/monkeypox
  • Sign up for alerts: text MONKEYPOX to 692-692
  • NYC Health Central Harlem (2238 5th Avenue) will take walk-ins in for the Monkeypox Vaccine, Thursday 8/25-9/3 (closed Sunday 8/28), hours of operation are: 11am-6pm.

Legionnaires’ Disease Information and Updates

Parkchester Compost

Letter to Governor Hochul regarding Black Maternal Health Week

On April 12, 2022, Borough President Gibson wrote a letter to Governor Hochul regarding Black Maternal Health Week. Read the letter here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

LGBTQ+ Resources

PTSD Resources

Raising Awareness about PTSD: A Resource Guide

Drink NYC Tap Water

Farmers Markets

Where to find Bronx Farmers Markets – EBT accepted

  • Lincoln Hospital 149 St btw Park & Morris Aves (Tues & Fri, 8–3 (6/24–11/22))
  • Bronx Borough Hall 161 St & Grand Concourse  Tues, 8–4 (6/7–11/22)
  • Poe Park 192 St & Grand Concourse Tues, 8–3 (6/28–11/22)
  • NY Botanical Garden Mosholu Gate on Southern Blvd btw Mosholu Pkwy & Bedford Pk Blvd (inside NYBG)   Weds, 9–3 (6/22–10/26)
  • Parkchester/Virginia Park Westchester Ave & White Plains Rd   Fri 8–4 (6/10–11/18)
  • Maphttp://www.grownyc.org/files/gmkt/map.pdf

The South Bronx Farmers Market is located on the south side of 138th Street, between Willis and Alexander Avenues, in Mott Haven, South Bronx: http://www.southbronxfarmersmarket.com/

How to use your Food Stamp/EBT Card at the Farmers Market

Como Usar su Tarjeta de EBT/Cupones de Alimentos en el Mercado Agrícola

Shape Up NYC


Bronx Food and Sustainability Coalition

Bronx Food and Sustainability Coalition, a community based collation co-chaired by the Bronx Borough President’s Office, was founded in May 2010.  This coalition of community/urban farmers, community based organizations, public and voluntary hospitals, faith based organizations, government agencies, etc grew out of the borough’s first ever Bronx Food Summit held on May1, 2010.  The coalition is working to create a more healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system in the Bronx and to assure access to healthy, affordable food to all.

Start Strong Bronx

Start Strong Bronx educates and empowers 11- to 14-year-olds, their families, teachers, coaches, clergy, and doctors to create healthy relationships.

Bronx Health Link

The Bronx Health Link, Inc. (TBHL) is a unique collaboration created in 1998 by the Bronx’s four major health care institutions: Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Our Lady of Mercy Center, and St. Barnabas Hospital; and the Office of the Bronx Borough President.