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Take Care New York TCNY is a policy established in 2004 by New York City Government to track and improve the health of New Yorkers as a collective group community and city Take Care New York indentified 10 steps New Yorkers could take to improve their health and set ambitious goals for 2008 in each of the 10 priority areas TCNY 2012The 10 goals are as followed a certain percentage of New Yorkers should have a regular doctor or other health care provider be tobacco-free keep a healthy heart know their HIV status get help for depression live free of alcohol and drugs get checked for cancer get the immunizations they need have healthy babies and make their homes safe and healthy In 2006 the community profiles of 42 New York City neighborhoods were released to the public these profiles consist of charts and graphs that show how the community is doing in each of the these goals relative to the overall goal TCNY target borough and city The data given in each of these graphs are compiled from NYC Community Health Survey 2002-03-04 Flatbush is one of 42 profiles created by TCNY Flatbushs Take Care New York report card shows that the community is doing average middle 22 in 6 of the 10 goals in comparison to the other 41 communities above average top 10 in 3 of the 10 goals and below average bottom 10 in 1 of the 10 goals The first goal for TCNY is for 20 or more of NYC populations to have a regular doctor or other health care provider by 2008 TCNY 2006 According to NYC Community Health Survey 2002-03-04 Flatbush falls short of this goal by 1 and has an overall average that is 3 to 4 lower that New York City and Brooklyn but it ranks in the average middle 22 This could be partly due to the percentage of individuals insured in the Flatbush
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