July 21, 2015
NY State of Health Teams Up With Community Partners at New York State County Fairs to Promote Affordable Health Coverage Options
NY State of Health (NYSOH), the state's official health plan Marketplace, is partnering with the New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO), New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF), and local Cornell Cooperative Extension sites, to make Marketplace information available at several local county fairs event to help New Yorkers learn about getting affordable health coverage through the Marketplace.
July 17, 2015
Governor Cuomo called for stronger Health Department regulations to combat the sale of synthetic cannabinoids in New York State. These dangerous, man-made compounds have resulted in a dramatic increase in hospital visits and poison control center calls. The sale and possession of dozens of synthetic cannabinoids and bath salts were banned by the Department of Health at the urging of Governor Cuomo in August, 2012. These new regulations will expand the existing list of banned substances to include new chemical compounds that drug producers have begun to make since 2012.
July 16, 2015
Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation and Abuse Throughout New York State
Governor Cuomo announced a first-of-its-kind statewide Task Force to root out worker exploitation issues in multiple industries in New York State. Building on the Governor's groundbreaking initiative to protect workers in the nail salon industry, the Task Force will identify and halt illegal practices in more industries across the state. The Task Force is composed of 10 State agencies including the Department of State, Department of Labor and Department of Agriculture and Markets, and will work in partnership with an advisory committee that is charged with providing legislative, regulatory and administrative recommendations. The Governor made the announcement while in the Bronx signing legislation to protect and support nail salon workers in New York.
July 15, 2015
Future Public Health Scientists Graduate From Wadsworth Center With Master of Science In Laboratory Sciences Degrees
The New York State Department of Health's (DOH) Wadsworth Center today conferred Master of Science in Laboratory Sciences (MLS) degrees upon four individuals that comprise this unique program's second class of graduates.
Governor Cuomo announced that the Wadsworth Center in Albany is now home to the new National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies. The Center, a first-in-the-nation facility focused entirely on adaptive neurotechnologies, is a rapidly growing research area that works toward improving the diagnoses and treatment of stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, ALS, chronic pain, and many other devastating conditions. The move was made possible under a 5-year, $6.5 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health.
July 14, 2015
Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Learn-to-Swim Programs to Serve An Additional 1,000 Children at State Parks This Summer
Governor Cuomo announced that New York State will provide free Learn-to-Swim programs to 1,000 additional children this summer at State Parks across New York. The program is offered through a partnership among the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the American Red Cross; the National Swimming Pool Foundation; the Northeast Spa and Pool Association Foundation and the New York State Department of Health.