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New York City announced Omicron Strategies — New York City’s service through the New York City’s Division of the City University of New York (NYC) designed to inform those who need.
Within Omicron, those have access to the Open DHHS Application, a mobile application designed to help New Yorkers, the district and municipal health departments, health systems, social service providers, and legal services providers with issues related to the utilization of a timely and accurate health and immunization history.
“The City, through both the Office of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Office of the Commissioner for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, has an unwavering commitment to making accurate, timely, culturally competent, and disease-specific information available to all New Yorkers. Through the Omicron Strategy, we will provide access to accurate, detailed information about opportunities for immunization for those who do not have access to health information; opportunities to access HIV/AIDS prevention information; and information for persons living with HIV/AIDS and all other New Yorkers that may be affected by their cases,” said Commissioner Mary Bassett, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.
“As a result of the Affordable Care Act, New York City residents now have access to affordable, comprehensive, quality and sustainable health care coverage that will keep them healthy, reduce the need for hospitalization, and lead to lower health care costs,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “However, I am pleased to see that Mayor de Blasio has taken action to ensure New Yorkers have information at their fingertips so they can get the services and information they need.”