May 17, 2013
The ninth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Sunday, May 19-- a time to bring attention to the toll the epidemic has taken on Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
May 10, 2013
In honor of Mother's Day and National Women's Health Week, State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., announced today New York is participating in the 2013 text4baby State Enrollment Contest, a national competition to enroll pregnant women and new mothers in the text4baby program.
May 8, 2013
New York State Department of Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., today highlighted data that shows New York's efforts to reform and restructure Medicaid are working: Medicaid costs are decreasing as enrollment is increasing, and the quality of the program is also receiving high marks.
May 2, 2013
In Recognition of Drinking Water Week, State's Top Health Official Encourages New Yorkers to "Get to Know Your H2O"
To help celebrate the 35th year of National Drinking Water Week, May 5 – 11, 2013, New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., highlighted the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives and encouraged New Yorkers to get to know their H2O.
April 26, 2013
New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H. is asking New Yorkers to remember the workers who have lost their lives on the job as the nation observes Workers Memorial Day on April 28.
April 24, 2013
Governor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers that unused or expired medications can present a serious threat to public health and safety, as well as the environment, and urged them to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for people to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs at local community drop-off sites.