Governor Cuomo

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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor

Commissioner Zucker

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Howard Zucker, Commissioner


September 2, 2015

First 2015 Human Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed in New York State

The New York State Department of Health today announced that an Onondaga County adult resident has contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is New York State’s first case of EEE in 2015.

September 1, 2015

Blue Mountain Lake Water District Wins the Title of Best Tasting Drinking Water in New York State

New York State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that the Blue Mountain Lake Water District in Hamilton County, has claimed the top spot in the 29th Annual New York Tap Water Taste Contest, held at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.

August 31, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces $3.75 Million Federal Grant to Enhance Treatment and Prevention of Stroke

Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has been awarded a $3.75 million grant, over five years, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to enhance the treatment and prevention of stroke. Stroke remains the fourth leading cause of death in New York, accounting for more than 6,000 deaths annually.

August 27, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces $17.2 Million to Bolster Biomedical Research in New York State

Governor Cuomo announced $17.2 million in state awards to 26 academic medical institutions for the training of new clinical researchers working on cutting-edge biomedical research. These awards, administered over a two year period through the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program, are vital to helping New York both attract new researchers and solidify itself as a national biomedical research hub.

State Health Department Announces Updated School Immunization Regulations for 2015-16 School Year

The New York State Department of Health today announced amended vaccination regulations for children entering or attending school. According to the amended regulations, New York State school children will now be mandated to receive a complete series of all required vaccines – or be in the process of doing so – in order to attend classes.

August 19, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.5 Million For Legal Support Services For Individuals and Families Living With HIV

Governor Cuomo announced support and protections for HIV-positive individuals and their families through $2.5 million in grants awarded to 11 organizations across the state which provide these individuals with access to various legal services.

August 17, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Strengthen Cancer Screenings Across New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is expanding its efforts to prevent colorectal cancer, the state’s second leading cause of cancer death. Over five years, $8 million in federal grants will go toward new screening initiatives that will be administered by the New York State Department of Health. Each year, nearly 10,000 New Yorkers develop colorectal cancer and more than 3,000 die as a result, however with regular screenings, many of these diagnoses and deaths can be prevented.

August 12, 2015

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker Provide Update on Legionnaires' Disease

Today, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Bassett and New York State Commissioner of Health Dr. Zucker gave an update on the outbreak Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx. All testing is done by a single laboratory run by the state of New York, the Wadsworth Laboratory located in Albany, and as such all information is uniform and coordinated.


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