Upstate Uninsured Rate at Historic Low

Upstate’s Uninsured Rate Remains at Historic Low; NYS Rate Is the Lowest Ever Recorded Just 5.7 percent of the New York state population is without health insurance, according to a Univera Healthcare analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. That’s a historic low number of uninsured in the state, and a full three points lower than the national uninsured rate of 8.7... »

Family Justice Center Open House

The Family Justice Center, which offers support and provides free services for domestic violence victims and their children, is hosting an open house at their new satellite location in Grand Island. The open house will take place from 5:00-7:00 pm on September 19th. Refreshments will be served and a food truck will be on-site. For more information, visit »

Hepatitis A Immunization Clinic Details Announced

To Be Held Monday, August 27that NFTA Metropolitan Transportation Center ERIE COUNTY, NY—Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an individual housed in the Erie County Holding Center (40 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo) earlier this month. There is a strong possibility that persons housed at the Holding Center between Thursday, August 2ndand Monday, August 13th ma... »

 Public Safety Advisory – Olcott Beach

Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach located in Olcott, New York. This advisory has been issued for Olcott Beach and is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice. Recent surveillance sampling conducted on 8/22/2018, by the Niagara County Department of Health at Olcott Beach in Olcott New York has determined that the water is not suitable for sw... »

Good for the Neighborhood

Building Unity through Community: Good for the Neighborhood & “Back to School in Good Health” With a theme of “Back to School in Good Health,” many tools and resources focused on promoting healthy, active lifestyles will be available at the upcoming Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood® program. Hosted by Building Unity through Community and the Town of Newstead, this even... »

World on Your Plate

The 15th Annual World On Your Plate Food and Sustainable Living Conference October 5 & 6, 2018 Friday (5 – 9 pm) and Saturday (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) at Daemen College, Wick Campus Center, 4380 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226 Time is flying by as we prepare for another great upcoming conference. The 15th annual forum will once again be hosted by Daemen College. We look forward to an eventfu... »

Randy Gerlach AHA Leader

Randy Gerlach Chosen as a Future Long Term and Post-Acute Care Leader Kenmore, NY– The New York State Health Facilities Association has announced that Randy Gerlach, President and CEO of Schofield Care, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term and post-acute care (LTPAC). Randy Gerlach will join ... »

Good for the Neighborhood® 

  Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood® Offers Free Health Screenings, Farmers Market Throughout August  BUFFALO, N.Y., August 3, 2018 – The Independent Health Foundation is continuing its successful program, Good for the Neighborhood® (GFTN) with five free community events in August. GFTN brings health screenings, educational information and a free farmers market to unde... »

Breastfeeding – Empowering Women

Department of Health Offers Several Initiatives to Empower Women Who Breastfeed In the United States and Canada, August is National Breastfeeding Month. Doctors recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least six (6) months for the optimal health of a mother and her child. The Niagara County Department of Health offers several ongoing initiatives to increase the duration and exclusivity of breastfe... »

Visit ECDOH at the Erie County Fair!

Free Health Screenings & Information ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”) will once again offer educational and informative activities throughout the twelve-day run of the annual Erie County Fair.  As in past years, various Erie County departments, including the Health Department, will be located in the Marketplace Building on 42nd Street on the Fair Grounds in Hambu... »

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