Improving the Overall Wellness of New York State Residents
Time and time again, Governor Cuomo has demonstrated his commitment to improving the overall health and wellness of residents across the State. This was no more evidenced than during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the moment New York was ambushed by COVID-19 and became the first national epicenter of the virus, the state has acted quickly and aggressively based on data and science. New York built a new in-state medical supply manufacturing industry and designed new protocols to mitigate overcrowding at hospitals. Pfizer, a New York company, co-created the first approved vaccine, and a New York academic researcher led Pfizer’s clinical trials globally. Another New York company, Regeneron, created one of the first antibody treatments. Corning produced the specially engineered glass vials needed for the vaccine requiring sub-freezing storage. More than 250 labs — both big and small — across the state processed COVID-19 tests.
New York is proud of its medical researchers, scientists, doctors, and nurses, and will capitalize on their experience, ingenuity, and creativity to build a public health system that is better prepared to handle the next health emergency.
Building a More Accessible, Effective, and Equitable Health Care System
Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the state has reduced the number of uninsured New Yorkers by 1.3 million since 2010. Now, more than 95 percent of New Yorkers have health insurance.
New York's Medicaid system has been fundamentally restructured to reduce costs to the lowest level in over a decade, and the resulting savings are reinvested to improve quality of care.
The state also has greatly improved access and coverage for breast cancer screenings and is implementing the nation's strongest Paid Family Leave policy so that New Yorkers do not have to choose between caring for their loved ones and risking their economic security.
Governor Cuomo understands that ensuring wellness requires a holistic approach; one focused not only on providing access to quality, affordable medical care, but also promoting healthy lifestyles and ensuring a clean environment.
Identifying and Implementing Strategies to Improve New Yorkers' Health
The FY 2020 Budget codifies the Affordable Care Act and Health Exchange into law. No matter what happens at the Federal level, these key provisions are protected in New York State.
New York has the nation’s strongest and most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy. Working families no longer have to choose between caring for their loved ones and risking their economic security.
Combating Youth Vaping
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
End the Epidemic
Helping Every Day New Yorkers and Their Families
Governor Cuomo has instituted an aggressive, multi-pronged approach to addressing the opioid epidemic, and created a continuum of addiction care with full prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
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.