October 2, 2015
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that Sylvia Pirani, M.P.H., M.S. has received the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials' (ASTHO) 2015 State Excellence in Public Health Award.
October 1, 2015
State Health Commissioner Rolls Up His Sleeve for the Flu Shot, Encourages All New Yorkers to Do the Same
New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker is reminding New Yorkers, that flu season is right around the corner and is urging everyone to get vaccinated, which remains the best protection against the flu.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH), State Police (NYSP), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and Office of Mental Health (OMH) met with local health and law enforcement officials Wednesday, at the third “Capital for A Day” event in Syracuse. As a result of a successful listening session, DOH Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, and NYSP Superintendent, Joseph D’Amico along with OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez and OMH Commissioner, Ann Sullivan announced ways state and local officials can partner to combat the manufacturing, sale and use of synthetic cannabinoids.
State and county officials took a tour of the HW Smith Elementary School in Syracuse Wednesday to discuss efforts to lower rates of student obesity as part of the New York State Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) initiative. The tour was conducted during Governor Cuomo’s third Capital for A Day event, which takes state government into local communities.
September 29, 2015
The National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN) held its grand opening today at the New York State Department of Health (DOH) David Axelrod Institute, amidst a group of the area's leading neurologists and scientists who came to see the facility's latest research.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $3 million in prostate cancer research funding has been awarded to 20 research institutions across the state to explore new and innovative concepts in prostate cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Prostate cancer remains the second most common cancer among men in New York State.
September 28, 2015
Governor Cuomo Announces $350,000 in Funding Available to Increase Use of Locally Grown Foods in Schools
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new funding opportunity for school districts across New York State aimed at connecting them to local growers and producers to increase the use of locally grown specialty crops. Through the Farm to School program, $350,000 in grants is now available for projects that will help Pre-K through Grade 12 schools procure and serve healthy, locally grown foods on school menus.
September 22, 2015
The New York State Department of Health has updated its income eligibility guidelines for children receiving meals through New York's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).