Expanding Access to Telehealth
Fully Integrate Telehealth into our Healthcare System
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Governor took executive action to expand access to remote care. He has introduced new proposals for 2021 that will codify and build on these successful reforms.
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
Banned Sale of Flavored E-cigarettes
The FY 2021 Enacted Budget prohibits the sale or distribution of e-cigarettes or vapor products that have a characterizing flavor.
Banned Sale of Tobacco Products at Pharmacies
The FY Enacted Budget prohibits the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, in all pharmacies.
Manufacturer Disclosure Requirements
Manufacturers of vapor products are required to disclose to the DOH Commissioner and the public, information regarding the ingredients, by-products, or contaminants in vapor products, whether intentional or unintentionally added.
Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
The FY 2021 Enacted Budget includes a three-part plan to lower prescription drug costs for all New Yorkers, including capping insulin co-payments at $100 per month for insured patients.
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
The Blueprint: Governor Cuomo's 3-Point Plan
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.
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.
New York State Has "Bent the Curve"
According to the most recent data, the estimated number of new infections, or HIV incidence that occurred statewide in 2019, fell to an all-time low of 1,700 cases.
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.