Letter to Health Comissioner

Topics: Health care, Health, Health economics Pages: 4 (1460 words) Published: July 23, 2013
Dr. Thomas A Farley
Commissioner of Health
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
Dear Dr. Thomas A. Farley, Commissioner, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, My name is ...... I am presently enrolled in LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City which is one of the honored community colleges in New York City. Public health is very important overall to keep our community fit, healthy and free of diseases. It is more important to me as I am majoring in Nursing and it fortunately falls under my mandatory pre-requisites. I am writing this letter to you because it's a required assignment given by the professor on what my community is doing very poor at and suggest you the primary, secondary and tertiary invention to the problem. I am currently residing in West Queens, New York. In the year 2000, the total number of people living in West Queens is 477,500. People in West queens are more likely to be 25-44 years old than in queens and New York City overall. The least population in West Queens is of 65+ which is only 10%. West Queens Residents aged 25 and older are less likely to have a college degree than those in queens and NYC overall. But they are further in elementary and high school diploma as compared to queens and NYC. The percentage of population that is Hispanic in west queens is 47%, Asian 21%, white 21%, black 8% and 3% of the others. While the percentage of Hispanic, Asian, black and the others are 25%, 17%, 19% and 6% respectively in queens and that of NYC are 27%, 10%, 24% and 4% respectively. West queens has higher inhabitants of Hispanic and Asian than queens and NYC overall. There are less people with poverty in west queens compared to NYC but more in comparison to queens. West queens has 59% of foreign-born whereas queens and NYC has only 46% and 36% of foreign born respectively. Nearly 3 in 5 west queens residents were born outside the U.S. in west queens, residents are more likely to report being in fair or poor health (26%) than those...
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