City Council health chair announces citywide diabetes plan
City Council Committee on Health chair Lynn Schulman, a Queens Democrat, announced the Council will be proposing a citywide diabetes reduction plan this year.
“It’s something that the city really hasn’t focused on,” Schulman said. “We need to go into communities with culturally competent education materials.”
The councilmember said the plan will be based on the 90-90-90 strategy developed by the United Nations to tackle the AIDS epidemic. Schulman added she has been in conversation with city Health Comissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan about her proposal.
Schulman also discussed the City Council’s health goals in 2023 and her views on how the city should take on unlicensed cannabis shops.