March 5, 2014
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a proclamation declaring March 2014 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in New York State and also reminded New Yorkers to get screened for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer—a covered benefit through Medicaid as well as health plans participating in the NY State of Health marketplace.
March 3, 2014
In recognition of National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 2-8, State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., is encouraging healthcare providers throughout the state to work together to improve the quality of patient care.
February 10, 2014
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that a University of Rochester student recently treated at Strong Memorial Hospital had the measles. The student has since fully recovered and is no longer contagious. People who were potentially exposed on the University campus are being alerted. The overwhelming majority of people who might have been exposed are not at-risk because they are considered immune either due to their vaccination history or being of an age that past exposure is very likely.
February 7, 2014
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday that measles has been confirmed in a young child who was admitted to Albany Medical Center, and exposures of members of the public may have occurred. Additional locations of potential exposures at Albany Medical Center have now been identified.
In observance of the 13th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Friday, February 7, 2014, State Health Commissioner, Nirav R. Shah M.D., M.P.H. is urging black Americans to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS, get tested, and obtain treatment if necessary.
February 6, 2014
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) reported today that measles has been confirmed in a young child who was admitted to Albany Medical Center, and exposures of members of the public may have occurred.
State Health Department's Youth Access Tobacco Enforcement Program Announces Sales of Tobacco to Teens Reaches 14 Year Low
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) today announced the results of a report highlighting the accomplishments of the Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA), which shows teen smoking rates have dramatically decreased due to efforts which make it difficult for teens to buy cigarettes.