Speak up!

Spread the word! Health isn’t just about medical care. Let’s work together to let our communities know that health happens outside the doctor’s office.

You can help by sharing information with friends and family, posting on social media, attending community events, talking to your community board and elected officials, and getting involved in organizations already working to address inequities and ensure all New Yorkers have the opportunity to live healthy lives.


Each of the 59 community districts in NYC has a community board. Community boards handle a variety of responsibilities, including managing land use and zoning issues, assessing the needs of their own neighborhoods and addressing other community concerns, ranging from traffic congestion to bike lanes to deteriorating housing. They serve as advocates for their neighborhoods and are the most local level of government.

Community boards are made up of active community members (meaning they live, work or otherwise have an interest in the wellbeing of the community) who are appointed by the Borough President. Community boards hold monthly meetings that are open to the public. During these meetings, community members can bring up issues they would like the community board to address. This is a great way to get involved and advocate for change in your community.

Click here to find your local community board!


Elected officials want to hear from you. Use the links below to find out how to get in touch with the people elected to represent you.

  • Click here to find your City Council representative!
  • Click here to learn how to contact your Borough President
  • Click here to find your state senator
  • Click here to find your state assembly representative


Volunteer with local organizations focused on the issues that are important to you. To find volunteer opportunities:

  • Check out NYC Service, a city agency that connects volunteers to organizations working on the ground in NYC communities.
  • Visit the websites of organizations supporting the causes you care about to look for posted volunteer opportunities and to ask how you can help.