Mike Bloomberg pioneered bold public health initiatives – and other innovative programs designed to help people take control of their futures – that were copied across the country and around the world.


NYC was the only top 20 city that did not experience an increase in its poverty rate since the 2000 U.S. Census.

In 2013, life expectancy in NYC was 2.2 years longer than the national average.

NYC became recognized as a global leader in promoting public health and fighting poverty.