June 30, 2015
Health Advisory: State Department of Health Reminds New Yorkers to Protect themselves Against Mosquito Bites
The New York State Department of Health is urging New Yorkers to take personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites, after confirming the presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitos collected in Suffolk and Rockland Counties.
June 29, 2015
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York's Medicaid spending per person dropped to a 13 year low over the past 12 months. This significant spending decrease, which has resulted in billions of dollars of savings for taxpayers, can be attributed to the reforms instituted by Governor Cuomo's Medicaid Redesign Team.
June 19, 2015
Health Advisory: State Department of Health Reminds New Yorkers to Protect Themselves Against Rabies
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is reminding New Yorkers to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against rabies exposure from stray and wild animals.
Summer in New York is like no place else. In every corner of the state there are hundreds of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors no matter if you like to fish, hunt, camp, swim, boat, or hike. However, if not done safely, these activities could potentially put New Yorkers in harm's way. Summer officially begins on June 21, so the New York State Department of Health is offering New Yorkers tips for staying safe and healthy this summer while enjoying all that New York State has to offer.
June 18, 2015
With more than 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, 7,600 lakes, ponds and reservoirs, two Great Lakes, and substantial marine waters and estuaries, New York State is an angler's paradise. Each year, approximately two million adults and 650,000 children fish New York waters both for food and for sport. To ensure that these individuals have the most up-to-date health information concerning their catches, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released two new publications with advice for eating fish from waters in the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island.
June 17, 2015
NY State of Health (NYSOH), the State's official health plan Marketplace, today announced a new "Get Covered Grad" collaboration with the State University of New York (SUNY), the City University of New York (CUNY) and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) to help recent graduates learn about the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) they may qualify for. This initiative is extended to 24 CUNY campuses, 64 SUNY campuses and more than 100 other New York private, not-for-profit colleges and universities across the State with a reach of more than one million students.
June 16, 2015
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) today announced a partnership with two New York State agencies to provide free naloxone training to fire departments across the state that do not typically provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS). After completing the training, naloxone, a medication that can reverse the deadly effects of heroin and other opioids, will be made available free of charge to participating fire departments. The training, a component of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse campaign, is funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) and administered by the New York State Department of Health (DOH).