The approach to managing the City’s health agenda affects the mayor’s ability to address health and health care issues in New York City. A majority of the candidates in the roundup had at least one stated approach about how they would organize City government or the health care system to meet the needs of New Yorkers. Some of these proposals focus on COVID recovery and future pandemic preparedness; some suggest significant restructuring of how the Office of the Mayor will manage health-related issues and foster interagency collaboration; and others recognize the tools, techniques, and resources that will be required to achieve their broader health policy goals.

Eric Adams on City Agencies and Structural Change

Art Chang on City Agencies and Structural Change

Shaun Donovan on City Agencies and Structural Change

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Ray McGuire on City Agencies and Structural Change

Dianne Morales on City Agencies and Structural Change

Scott Stringer on City Agencies and Structural Change

Andrew Yang on City Agencies and Structural Change


The statements above were collected and reposted by UHF as part of a guide to mayoral candidates’ positions on health care and related issues, published May 25, 2021. They present either exact language from the candidates’ websites and supporting materials found on those websites, or direct text from responses to a UHF-fielded candidate survey.

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