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For more than 160 years, NYAM has been a major thought leader in the area of urban health, emerging as a resource for regional, national, and international print and broadcast media outlets that cover critical issues related to aging, disease prevention and health promotion, and health disparities.
Cultural anthropologist Robin Nagle gave the final lecture in the three-part series Garbage and the City: Two Centuries of Dirt, Debris, and Disposal, co-produced by The New York Academy of Medicine, the Museum of the City of New York, and ARCHIVE Global.
The New York Academy of Medicine's report, The Integration of Harm Reduction and Healthcare: Implications and Lessons for Healthcare Reform, highlighted BOOM!Health's integrated approach to health care as a possible model for other clinics around the country. It involves partnerships with a local hospital, a federally qualified health center and other community-based health organizations to reach a down-on-their-luck population sometimes struggling for basic survival.
The Rare Book Room of the New York Academy of Medicine Library in East Harlem has a trove of printed materials connected to camping and outdoor recreation in the early 1900s, including motor camping guides, cook books on fried squirrel and skunk stew, and warnings about sanitation (typhoid, malaria, and other diseases were of major concern).
The New York Academy of Medicine’s staff spokepersons and Fellow Ambassadors, accomplished leaders in their respective fields, are available for media interviews.