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Is My Participation Confidential?

The CUNY School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will keep your information confidential and secure. We have been granted a “Certificate of Confidentiality,” which means under federal law we cannot be forced to give anybody any information that might identify you to others even if there is a court order.

NYC HANES does not include questions about your immigration status.

The information we collect from you and other NYC HANES participants will be combined into a large pool for analysis. We will use the data pool only for research and to improve public health programs in New York City.

If you want to tell your relatives, friends and neighbors that you're part of an important study to help improve the health of New Yorkers, we encourage you to do so. (See How Else Can I Help? )

Please call 1-877-212-7229 to schedule an appointment if you have been selected to participate in NYC HANES.