December 2, 2013
State Health Commissioner Announces Commission to Create a Sustainable, Integrated Health Care System for New York's North Country
New York State Department of Health Commissioner, Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., today announced the formation of the North Country Health Systems Redesign Commission (NCHSRC). The goal of the NCHSRC is to create an effective, integrated health care delivery system for preventative, medical, behavioral, and long term care services to all communities throughout New York's North Country.
State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., invites students and New Yorkers of all ages to join in the observance of World AIDS Day at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany on December 4, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to show their support for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The focus of this year's observance is on making a community-wide commitment to prevent more cases of HIV infection.
November 27, 2013
New, Valuable, Health Data Now Available on State Health Department's Open Data Site, Health Data NY
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced today the release of new, valuable health data on its Health Data NY website (health.data.ny.gov), providing New Yorkers with 24/7 access to important health information.
November 19, 2013
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H. will host a population health summit to bring together state and national leaders to heighten awareness about the role public health plays in improving population health. The Population Health Summit, focusing on "Making New York the Healthiest State: Achieving the Triple Aim," will be held at the New York Academy of Sciences, 250 Greenwich Street in Manhattan from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. It will also be webcast at: http://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts
October 25, 2013
New Yorkers Urged to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26
Across the U.S., in homes, apartments and even offices there's a not-so-hidden threat to public health and safety as well as the environment: the medicine cabinet, filled with prescription drugs that have expired or no longer in use. To help ensure the safe disposal of medications, the State Department of Health (DOH), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), New York State Police (NYSP), and State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are encouraging New Yorkers to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 26 from 10am to 2pm. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
October 17, 2013
Helping Young Families Travel Pathways to Success: State Health Department Awards Funding to School Districts and Community Colleges to Support Expectant and Parenting Students
State Health Commissioner, Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., today announced that New York State is the recipient of the Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers and Their Families grant from the federal Office of Adolescent Health (OAH).