Health People
Add to Favorites Newsroom RSS Share
fb-shareHealth People
Bronx, NY USA

Our News on Newswise

Press conference and rally to fight mass diabetes amputations

On World Diabetes Day, November 14, as the New York City Council prepares to pass new diabetes-related legislation, South Bronx-based Health People: Community Preventative Health Institute will host a “Pray-In” at the New York State Department...
11-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Newswise: Diabetes_SP_Emergency-Crisiscopy.jpg

Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting

#DiabetesEmergency #DiabetesCrisis social media campaign launched to push the New York City Board of Health to declare type 2 diabetes as a public health emergency
15-Apr-2019 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: HealthPeople_1000Participant.jpg

We Don’t Diet: We Lose Weight!

The South Bronx is notorious for its high obesity and diabetes rates---the highest in New York State. But a group of community health educators, is fighting this trend with new success. Peer leaders are helping other diabetics in the South Bronx...
2-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Newswise: NewYorkStateDiabetesReportCard.jpg

Community Report Rates New York State Health Department D- for Diabetes Prevention and Care

South Bronx-based Health People hosted a “Kneel-In” at the New York State Department of Health’s offices, protesting the state’s soaring caseload---which has now reached 1,529,719 cases—while the state Health Department has completely...
13-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Health People Demands New York City Board of Health Declare Diabetes a Public Health Emergency

Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute filed a petition today with the New York City Board of Health to formally demand the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to declare Type 2 diabetes a public health emergency and...
30-Oct-2018 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: RateofDiabetes-RelatedLowerLimbAmputationsperAdultswithDiabetesper100000Populations.jpg

Health People Report: New York City Diabetes-Related Foot Amputations Increased 55% in Eight Years

A startling report from Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute, to be released at a press conference at the City Hall steps on Wednesday, October 17th, reveals that New York City diabetes-related foot amputations have soared 55% in...
15-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Educate Don’t Amputate: Hospital Profits Versus Diabetes Prevention Study

Diabetes is the most singularly expensive disease. Nationally, it consumes $176 billion a year in health care dollars. In New York State diabetes costs $8.7 billion a year including $1.3 billion in annual Medicaid costs. This study provides...
13-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protest New York City's Lack of Diabetes Prevention at de Blasio Bronx "Visit" Tuesday May 23 at 9AM

Bronx residents impacted by diabetes, led by Health People, will protest the city's complete failure to implement effective diabetes prevention at Mayor de Blasio's Bronx visit at 9am at the Bronx County Courthouse at 161 Street and Grand...
22-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

see all news

Our Experts on Newswise

Our experts are coming soon...

Our YouTube Videos

Youtube feed not yet configured. Is this your Newswise member page? Contact to configure this module.


The mission of Health People: Community Preventive Institute, a peer-based organization, is to empower and train residents of communities overwhelmed by chronic disease to become leaders and educators in effectively preventing ill health, hospitalization and unnecessary death.



Chris Norwood
Executive Director


Twitter twitter-icon

Chat now!