February 23, 2015
New York State Health Department Celebrates National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and marked this achievement today with a program featuring American Public Health Association Executive Director Georges Benjamin, M.D. and New York Academy of Medicine President Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D.
February 18, 2015
New York State of Health, the state's official health plan Marketplace, today announced that more than 2.1 million people signed up for health insurance by the end of the second open enrollment period, which began on November 15, 2014 and ended on February 15, 2015. Eighty-eight percent of Marketplace enrollees reported that they were uninsured at the time they enrolled. New Yorkers who have enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace have overwhelmingly reported that they are satisfied with their health insurance (92 percent) and are using their coverage to access care (84 percent).
February 6, 2015
The New York State Department of Health today announced that Lloyd R. Wilson, Ph. D, of the Bureau of Water Supply Protection, has been invited to serve as a member of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board's (SAB) Drinking Water Committee. This committee advises the EPA on the technical aspects of its national drinking water standards program and reviews the science of current drinking water issues to help guide the EPA Administrator.
In observance of the 14th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Saturday, February 7, the New York State Department of Health is urging black New Yorkers to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS through education, testing and treatment.
The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), along with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) today announced an Opioid Overdose Prevention training pilot program at the all-male medium-security Queensboro Correctional Facility in Queens. The training will provide inmates preparing for release to the community with education about the dangers of opioid use, as well as training in the use of naloxone, a medication that can be administered to an individual who has overdosed on opioids.
February 4, 2015
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State of Health (NYSOH) Marketplace has enrolled more than two million New Yorkers in affordable health insurance coverage. This is the latest record enrollment for New York's health exchange, and 89 percent of enrollees have reported that they had no coverage at the time they joined the Marketplace. New Yorkers who have enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace have overwhelmingly reported that they are satisfied with their health insurance (92 percent) and are using their coverage to access care (84 percent).