The North of 96th Street Public Health Coalition recently held a “Mayoral Forum on Public Health Issues in the Communities of Harlem and Northern Manhattan”. Five candidates, Sal Albanese, Adolfo Carrion, John Liu, Erick Salgado and Bill Thompson attended, while the remaining Democratic and all of the Republican candidates declined invitations.
Here is an additional excerpt, with the full response of all five candidates to a question on how they would improve health and wellness opportunities for senior citizens.
Here are two excerpts from the Forum. The first covers the full response of all five candidates to a question asking what they would do to promote mental health and positive early childhood social and emotional development. The second is a brief clip of Bill Thompson explaining his early departure from the forum (hint: you’ll laugh).
Promoting Mental Health:
At the conclusion of the forum, we spoke with John Liu and Sal Albanese about the Board of Elections. You can watch that report here.