Health-relevant legislation in New York City (NYC) was catalogued during 1998–2017. Legislation identified through the NYC Council legislative record portal, 1998–2017 was systematically classified for relevance to four modifiable cardiovascular risk factors. We classified 7.4% of the legislation introduced during the Bloomberg Administration as relevant to selected cardiovascular risk factors.
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James Colgrove , PhD, MPH, is a professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is the author of Epidemic City: The Politics of Public Health in New York (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011) and State of Immunity: The Politics of Vaccination in Twentieth-Century America (University of California Press, 2006). His research has been supported by grants from the National Library of Medicine, the Greenwall Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Milbank Memorial Fund.
This work was supported by the New York Community Trust [grant number P13-000369].
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- Determinants of health
- New York City
- public health