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Howard Zucker, Acting Commissioner

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April 27, 2015

State Health Department now Accepting Medical Marijuana Registered Organization Applications

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is now accepting applications from businesses that are interested in becoming registered organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana under the Compassionate Care Act. The Application, including instructions with the timeline for the registration process, is posted on the Medical Marijuana Program’s web page: http://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/application/. Organizations must apply to DOH to become a registered organization, and if approved, conform to specific requirements.

April 23, 2015

NY State of Health and CVS/pharmacy Team Up to EDUCATE AND ENROLL NEW YORKERS BEFORE Special Enrollment Period ENDS

With just days remaining for New Yorkers without health insurance to enroll in a plan, NY State of Health (NYSOH), the state's official health plan Marketplace, today announced it is partnering with CVS/pharmacy to make additional enrollment resources available prior to the April 30 special enrollment deadline.

April 17, 2015

NY State of Health Announces the Expansion of Private Health Insurance Coverage through Innovative New Program

NY State of Health (NYSOH) the state's official health plan Marketplace, today announced a new program that will give New York State the flexibility to design private health insurance coverage specifically for New Yorkers with certain income levels. This innovative Basic Health Program (BHP) is one of only two programs nationwide to receive federal approval under the Affordable Care Act.

April 15, 2015

NY State of Health Joins Statewide Job Fair Circuit to Educate Job Seekers On Affordable Health Care Coverage

New York State of Health (NYSOH), the state's official health plan Marketplace, today announced that during the months of April and May, in person assistors and other staff will participate in career fairs statewide to educate job seekers on obtaining affordable health care coverage through the Marketplace. Individuals will be provided with information, have their questions answered, and set up appointments to learn more.

April 10, 2015

Three Weeks Left! NY State of Health Special Enrollment Period Expiring for New Yorkers

NY State of Health (NYSOH), the state’s official health plan Marketplace, today reminded New Yorkers who were uninsured in 2014 that they have until April 30th to enroll in a health plan.

Acting State Health Commissioner Highlights Adapted Sports Program and the Tools and Techniques to Help People with Disabilities Stay Active

In recognition of National Public Health Week, Acting New York State Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker stopped today at state-operated Helen Hayes Hospital. As part of his statewide tour combating obesity, Dr. Zucker visited the facility’s Adapted Sports and Recreation program and Wellness Center, which not only helps people with disabilities stay fit, but also improves their recovery processes and fosters socialization and camaraderie. Governor Cuomo launched a statewide educational campaign this week to help fight obesity by providing information to New Yorkers about the second leading cause of death nationwide.

April 9, 2015

State Agriculture and Health Commissioners Announce New Opportunities for Farm Stands Across New York

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball and Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker today announced a new opportunity for farm stands across New York to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for families participating in the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Thanks to changes in federal regulations, and a new Memorandum of Understanding between the State Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture and Markets, individual farm stands will, for the first time ever, be able to join traditional farmers' markets and participate in the federal WIC program during the 2015 season.

Acting State Health Commissioner "Walks the Walk" with Long Islanders to Help Fight Obesity

Acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker's statewide tour to fight obesity stopped at Belmont Lake State Park today where Dr. Zucker joined with New York State Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey, the Long Island Health Collaborative (LIHC) and local officials to highlight the importance of physical activity in the fight against obesity. The group enjoyed a one-mile walk around Belmont Lake to reinforce the importance of getting physical. As part of National Public Health Week, Dr. Zucker has been leading a statewide tour, visiting with organizations helping to fight obesity in our communities. Governor Cuomo launched the statewide educational campaign this week to provide information to New Yorkers about the second leading cause of death nationwide.

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