Identifying and Implementing Strategies to Improve New Yorkers' Health
The State has filed regulations to provide guidance to employers, insurance carriers, and employees about their rights under the nation's most comprehensive Paid Family Leave program.
A $91 million comprehensive, statewide plan to help women get screened and access all of the health care services they need.
Advancing Health Across All Policies
Incorporating Health Considerations Into Decision-Making in All Sectors
This historic investment offers a transformational blueprint that addresses housing needs, strengthens protections for tenants, and creates opportunities for low-to-moderate income households.
The $1.4 billion comprehensive plan will serve as a national model for high-need communities by increasing access to open spaces, healthy food, health care services and preventative care.
The Farm-to-School Program is a major component of the State’s ongoing efforts to increase the amount of fresh, local foods served in schools and connect New York’s farmers to new markets.
Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State by 2020
The Blueprint: Governor Cuomo's 3-Point Plan
For over a year, the State's 'Ending the Epidemic' Task Force gathered information and research from around the state to develop the final Blueprint plan in 2015, mapping out concrete next steps to decrease new infections and improve the lives of all New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.
Targeting Young Adults
Because those between 25 and 34 years old have the highest rate of newly diagnosed HIV infection, New York has broadened HIV testing and treatment consent laws for minors.
Increasing Pre-Exposure Drug Treatments
New York is maximizing the availability of life-saving, transmission-interrupting drug treatments, like PrEP, for high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative will help lead to a zero transmission rate in the future.
Helping Every Day New Yorkers and Their Families
Perpetually rising prescription drug costs is a nationwide problem Governor Cuomo took on with a three-prong action plan that keeps soaring prices down and more affordable for New Yorkers.
NY is the first state in the nation to require manufacturers to disclose ingredients in household cleaning products, which may contain chemicals with negative health impacts.
New York is committed to being a champion for veterans and their families by creating programs that build opportunities and ensure services for members of the armed forces.
Breaking the Cycle
Combating Heroin and Opioid Abuse in New York
A statewide team of experts is charged with developing a comprehensive action plan to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic.
Expanding Narcan Availability, Overdose Training
By providing Narcan to the public without a prescription and training first responders on handling heroin overdoses are life-saving changes that can prevent needless tragedies from occurring.
The statewide #CombatHeroin Campaign to address the opioid epidemic includes billboards, posters, online advertisements, social media and commercials - targeting problem areas and raising awareness about drug abuse.