March 26, 2015
State Health Department and Department of Agriculture Commemorate National Nutrition Month and Kick Off Spring Farmers' Market Season in New York State
Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker and State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today held a press conference in Rochester to commemorate National Nutrition Month in New York State. At the event, which took place at the Rochester Public Market, the Commissioners kicked off spring farmers' market season in New York and highlighted some of the initiatives offered by a number of state agencies to help New Yorkers live longer and healthier lives.
March 20, 2015
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that March 20 will mark the 9th annual observance of the National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. March 20, the first day of spring and the Spring Equinox, was selected nearly a decade ago because it is a time of profound change, new beginnings, birth and renewal for most Native American communities.
March 16, 2015
Governor Cuomo Announces $7.7 Million to Support Home Visiting Programs for New and Expecting Families
Governor Cuomo announced that $7.7 million will be distributed to seven health providers to support pre- and post-natal care for at-risk families. New York secured the funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV).
February 23, 2015
New York State Health Department Celebrates National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and marked this achievement today with a program featuring American Public Health Association Executive Director Georges Benjamin, M.D. and New York Academy of Medicine President Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D.
February 18, 2015
New York State of Health, the state's official health plan Marketplace, today announced that more than 2.1 million people signed up for health insurance by the end of the second open enrollment period, which began on November 15, 2014 and ended on February 15, 2015. Eighty-eight percent of Marketplace enrollees reported that they were uninsured at the time they enrolled. New Yorkers who have enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace have overwhelmingly reported that they are satisfied with their health insurance (92 percent) and are using their coverage to access care (84 percent).