February 7, 2022
Announcement Represents Most Comprehensive Expansion of
Lifestyle Medicine Programming in U.S.
New Expansion Will Provide Dedicated Team-Based Support for
Healthy Lifestyle Changes, Including Emphasis on Plant-Based Diet
Programming to Help Address Burdens of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Other Common Chronic Conditions Disproportionately Impacting Black and Brown New Yorkers
Services Will Be Expanded to Six New Public Health Care Sites Across NYC
Video available at: https://youtu.be/4ANPW9hWFkk
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) today announced the expansion of their groundbreaking lifestyle medicine services at six public health care sites across New York City — the most comprehensive expansion of lifestyle medicine programming in the U.S. Modeled off the popular and successful Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, the new expansion will provide patients living with chronic disease the tools to make healthy lifestyle changes, included providing them access to plant-based diet resources. The program will expand to serve qualifying NYC Health + Hospitals adult patients at Jacobi, Lincoln, Woodhull, Kings County, and Elmhurst hospitals, as well as Gotham Health, Vanderbilt. The program expansion will be implemented over the coming year.
“Today, New York City is again leading the way with the most comprehensive expansion of lifestyle medicine programming in the nation,” said Mayor Adams. “This is personal to me — a plant-based lifestyle helped save my life, and I’m thrilled that New Yorkers in every zip code will have access to this critical programming. Together, we will stop feeding the health care crisis and ensure all New Yorkers can access the healthy lifestyle they deserve.”
“This expanded programming won’t only touch the lives of the patients served, but will extend to the families and communities of every person served,” said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human