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From physical health to financial health, these resources can direct you to helpful and informative organizations. Browse them today – you may find some information you’ve been seeking or stumble across an organization you never knew existed.

Physical Health Mental Health
Social and Emotional Health Financial Health
African American History in Health QPL Archives


Physical Health

American Diabetes Association

Search diabetes resources in your area by zip code including nutrition education, medical care, and more.

Diabetes Risk Test

60 second test to determine your risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes

1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes and 85% of them don’t know they have it. Learn about what prediabetes is and actions to take.

Type 2 Diabetes

1 in 10 Americans has diabetes. Learn about type 2 diabetes and how to thrive with it.

Diabetes and Mental Health

Diabetes takes a toll on more than your body. It’s normal to feel emotional strain—and it’s important to ask for help.

Diabetes Food Hub

Variety of tasty recipes, meal plans, and options to create a grocery list to make healthy eating easy.

Community Connection

Easily find the diabetes program or resources in your area you've been looking for. Search for almost anything from medical care to education, to nutrition and health. Find resources in every zip code so you can get the help you need.

American Heart Association

Learn about different conditions that affect your cardiovascular system and how to manage or prevent them and get free heart healthy recipes.

New York State AIDS Institute

Information regarding the prevention of HIV/AIDS, STIs, HCV along with resources in how to obtain and pay for PrEP, ART medication, and where to find a provider for sexual health needs.

NYC Department of Parks & Recreation – Shape Up NYC

“Shape Up NYC is a free group fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. Sign up below to take fitness classes like aerobics, bootcamp, Zumba, and much more. Our fitness instructors know how to make fitness fun!”

NYC Health and Hospitals

To find Primary Care and Specialist doctors and hospitals near you.

NYC Human Resources Administration – Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access

Health insurance ("coverage") helps you pay for health care to stay well, or in case you get sick or have a medical emergency. NYC Health Insurance Link is here to help you understand your health insurance options and find affordable health care. If you can't get health insurance, you can still get care in NYC. Below are some helpful resources:

Find What Fits - OCHIA (nyc.gov)

medicaid-and-you-brochure-and-insert.pdf (nyc.gov)

Free help to Enroll in Medicaid for Seniors and People with Disabilities - YouTube

NYC Care

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Mental Health

Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health

Guides and toolkits to provide information, resources, and skill to promote emotional well-being.

NY Project Hope

Emotional Support Helpline 844-863-9314
To help New Yorkers cope with COVID-19, NY Project Hope provides an emotional support helpline, a provider directory, and online wellness groups including grieving & healing, and support & education for COVID-19 related stress.

NYC Well

Phone: 1-888-692-9355
New York City 24/7 Helpline for confidential support, crisis intervention, and information including referrals for mental health and/or substance use concerns available through online chat or by phone 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) where someone who is need of support may speak with a counselor with interpreters for 200+ languages.

Safe Horizon

Phone: 800-621-HOPE
Provides assistance, advocacy, and support to victims who have experienced domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, youth homelessness and other crimes.

Therapy for Black Girls

Locate mental health professionals in your area as well as find an online space dedicated to the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Therapy for Black Men

A directory for mental health professionals and coaches which provides multiculturally-competent care to Black men.

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Social and Emotional Health

National Institute of Health

A toolkit to learn new strategies and ways to improve your social well-being.

NYC Department of Health

Age-specific guides for caregivers of babies, toddlers, and school-age children, including a resource to find an Early Childhood Clinic in your area.

NYC Department of Education

Resource list for caregivers to instruct their children on social and emotional wellness and learning.

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Financial Health

NYC Consumer and Worker Protection – Financial Empowerment Programs

Resources for New Yorkers to better manage their finances and become more financially stable such as confidential financial counseling, financial education classes, and free tax preparation for those who qualify.

NYC Housing Preservation & Development – HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance Program

Provides qualified homebuyers up to $100,00 toward the down payment or closing costs on a 1-4 family home, condominium, or a cooperative in one of the five boroughs of New York City along with a list of local Housing counseling agencies in Queens.

NYC Human Resources Administration

Allows you to apply and recertify Human Resources Administration benefits like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) also known as food stamps, CA (Cash Assistance), and more.

NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Information on tax credit programs you may be eligible for, such as Earned Income Tax Credits, Child Tax Credits, and Dependent Care Tax Credits.

Queens Public Library – Financial Literacy

Learn how to manage your finances with the Enriching Lives through Financial Literacy and Online Banking Education programs funded by Capital One.

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African American History in Health

Detroit Free Press – Health Inequities in the United States

A timeline of health inequities due to racism in the United States.

Duke University - Achievement of African Americans in Medicine

Chronology of achievements in medicine by African Americans.

The Ostracon – Documentary on “Granny” Midwives

Documentary film and photography—from George Stoney’s All My Babies (1953) to LaToya Ruby Frazier’s 2018 photography series for the New York Times—have played a critical role in efforts to humanize Black maternal and infant mortality statistics.

University of Alabama at Birmingham – History of Minorities in Medicine

Brief history of minorities in medicine in the United States.

Vox – History of Midwifery

History of the changing demographic trends of midwifery in the United States.

Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation - Black Women in Medicine You Should Know

61 Black women in medicine that you should know.

New York City Freedom Day School Boycott of 1964

A Library guide of books, articles, videos and images on the 1964 New York City Freedom Day Protest, one of the largest civil rights demonstrations in US history against school segregation. Created by Ryhaan Shakoor, a St John's University PhD student, for a graduate class on the History of Visual Media.

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QPL Archives

Queens Public  Library - African American Oral History

Listen to highlights of oral history interviews with African Americans in Queens. Queens Memory is an ongoing community archiving program supported by Queens Public Library and Queens College, CUNY. We invite you to share your photos of Black History in Queens--from back in the day or the present! We will preserve them in our archives for future generations. If you would like to share your photos of Black History in Queens, please click here to Celebrate Black History in Queens!.

Queens Public Library – Hip Hop in Queens

Queens Public Library Hip-Hop Programs tell the story of hip-hop and the borough of Queens’ contribution to the popular genre of music.

Queens Public Library has embarked on a mission to recognize and promote the positive evolution within the hip-hop community. We provide Queens Public Library customers programming that will enhance their knowledge of the worldwide music movement and cultural phenomenon. This will reflect the important role Queens’s communities played in hip-hop's ascension from a local art form to an internationally recognized movement.

While providing programs that promote the overall mission, Queens Public Library will also collect and display artifacts such as pictures, periodicals, audio tapes, video tapes, writings, news articles, flyers, and oral histories from people involved with the music from the origins of the genre, up until present day.

Goals include bringing awareness to the fundamental elements of hip-hop culture.

Pioneering TV host and hip-hop historian Ralph McDaniels is Hip-Hop Coordinator for Queens Public Library.

Latimer Family Papers at The Archives at Queens Public Library

Lewis Latimer, an African American inventor, worked with Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, and held multiple patents as part of his legacy. His home is preserved at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum in Flushing, Queens, and is a Culture Pass Partner. All Culture Pass Partners offer free reservations and admissions to Queens Public Library patrons with a valid QPL card! Queens Public Library remembers Lewis Latimer through our archives collection entitled "Latimer Family Papers."