- Acting State Health Commissioner "Walks the Walk" with Long Islanders to Help Fight Obesity
- State Health Department and Department of Agriculture Commemorate National Nutrition Month and Kick Off Spring Farmers' Market Season in New York State
- Drowsy Driving Dangers
- Rape Crisis and Sexual Violence Prevention Program on College Campuses
April 17, 2015
NY State of Health Announces the Expansion of Private Health Insurance Coverage through Innovative New Program
NY State of Health (NYSOH) the state's official health plan Marketplace, today announced a new program that will give New York State the flexibility to design private health insurance coverage specifically for New Yorkers with certain income levels. This innovative Basic Health Program (BHP) is one of only two programs nationwide to receive federal approval under the Affordable Care Act.
April 15, 2015
NY State of Health Joins Statewide Job Fair Circuit to Educate Job Seekers On Affordable Health Care Coverage
New York State of Health (NYSOH), the state's official health plan Marketplace, today announced that during the months of April and May, in person assistors and other staff will participate in career fairs statewide to educate job seekers on obtaining affordable health care coverage through the Marketplace. Individuals will be provided with information, have their questions answered, and set up appointments to learn more.
April 10, 2015
NY State of Health (NYSOH), the state’s official health plan Marketplace, today reminded New Yorkers who were uninsured in 2014 that they have until April 30th to enroll in a health plan.
Acting State Health Commissioner Highlights Adapted Sports Program and the Tools and Techniques to Help People with Disabilities Stay Active
In recognition of National Public Health Week, Acting New York State Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker stopped today at state-operated Helen Hayes Hospital. As part of his statewide tour combating obesity, Dr. Zucker visited the facility’s Adapted Sports and Recreation program and Wellness Center, which not only helps people with disabilities stay fit, but also improves their recovery processes and fosters socialization and camaraderie. Governor Cuomo launched a statewide educational campaign this week to help fight obesity by providing information to New Yorkers about the second leading cause of death nationwide.
April 9, 2015
State Agriculture and Health Commissioners Announce New Opportunities for Farm Stands Across New York
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball and Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker today announced a new opportunity for farm stands across New York to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for families participating in the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Thanks to changes in federal regulations, and a new Memorandum of Understanding between the State Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture and Markets, individual farm stands will, for the first time ever, be able to join traditional farmers' markets and participate in the federal WIC program during the 2015 season.
Acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker's statewide tour to fight obesity stopped at Belmont Lake State Park today where Dr. Zucker joined with New York State Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey, the Long Island Health Collaborative (LIHC) and local officials to highlight the importance of physical activity in the fight against obesity. The group enjoyed a one-mile walk around Belmont Lake to reinforce the importance of getting physical. As part of National Public Health Week, Dr. Zucker has been leading a statewide tour, visiting with organizations helping to fight obesity in our communities. Governor Cuomo launched the statewide educational campaign this week to provide information to New Yorkers about the second leading cause of death nationwide.
April 8, 2015
Connecting Communities to Fresh Food and Healthy Eating, Acting State Health Commissioner Makes Capital Roots a Stop on Statewide Tour to Fight Obesity
Acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker today joined with Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia and Rensselaer County Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas at Capital Roots in Troy to highlight the importance of good nutrition, while planting crops with Troy High School students. As part of National Public Health Week, Dr. Zucker has been leading a statewide tour to visit organizations helping to fight obesity in our communities. Governor Cuomo launched the statewide educational campaign this week to provide information to New Yorkers about the second leading cause of death nationwide.
April 7, 2015
Acting State and Onondaga Health Commissioners Hit the Hardwood in Syracuse to Promote Physical Activity for Kids
Acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta and student athletes from Syracuse University are showing local kids how much fun it is to be active and healthy. The group met at the SyracuseModel Neighborhood Facility, Inc. attheSouthwest Community Centerto help educate local youth on the importance of leading an active lifestyle that includes proper nutrition, exercise and avoiding bad health habits. Governor Cuomo launched a statewide educational campaign this week to help fight obesity by providing information to New Yorkers about the second leading cause of death nationwide.