NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new public health outreach agency.
The new agency will be called the New York City Public Health Corps.READ MORE: Overnight Gun Violence: 3 Men Shot In Queens, Innocent Woman Shot In Brooklyn, NYPD Says
The PHC is tasked with increasing access to primary care services, providing counseling about diabetes and depression, and assisting patients with meeting health goals.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Ganessa Gordon, 18, Reported Missing In Brentwood
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“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine what public health can look like in New York City,” New York City health commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi said. “The future of public health in our city must be led by the people who are most affected and who know the communities that they serve.”MORE NEWS: 'Best Small Cities In America': New Jersey Communities Make Top 25
The new agency will utilize personnel from the city’s test and trace corps.