The NYC HANES is an initiative within the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center, which is housed jointly in the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and NYU School of Medicine. The NYU-CUNY PRC has been instrumental in managing the NYC HANES, a local version of the National HANES, an important health survey begun by the federal government in the 1960s.
NYC HANES 2013-2014 was conducted by CUNY SPH and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Post-data collection support has been provided by NYU School of Medicine.
CUNY SPH works with communities, nonprofits, private groups, and government agencies to help people live healthier lives. It conducts research and creates new models of public health education and practice to solve urban health problems. It is part of the City University of New York, the nation’s largest urban public university.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, one of the world’s oldest and largest public health agencies, protects and promotes the health of New Yorkers. In recent years, the agency has undertaken a number of innovative policy and program initiatives to improve health, including a comprehensive tobacco control program, the elimination of trans fats in restaurant food, a requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie information on menu boards, and the development of an extensive electronic health record network.