Welcome, and thank you for visiting our site. If this is your first time here, allow me to introduce you to NYSPHA in greater detail.
Another year has passed and we celebrate yet another successful Annual Meeting and Conference. Some might even say that this was our best year yet (though we find ourselves saying that every year...largely because with each passing year the bar is raised higher and higher, all thanks to our members, conference attendees, and the continued support and participation of all who are involved).
The theme for our 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference was "Building a Healthy Future Through Collaboration," so fitting and appropriate because that's how we get things done - through collaboration. We also accomplish great things by advocating for what is necessary to protect and promote good health for our communities, and so next up is our 2016 Day at the Capitol. You have a voice and it can be heard, so I urge you and your colleagues to join us as all residents of New York are counting us to fight for the health of our communities.
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Highlights from NYSPHA's 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference at the Otesaga Resort - Cooperstown, NY
Public Health News
NYSPHA Outlines 2015-2016 Policy Update
Click here to review an outline of NYSPHA's policy and legislative priority areas in 2015 and 2016. NYSPHA's Annual Day of Action at the Capitol has been announced - click here for additional information about participating in our 2016 Day at the Capitol.
NYSPHA Member Recognized on National Rural Health Day
November 19th, 2015 marked the National Office of State Offices of Rural Health 5th Annual National Rural Health Day. Among many of her esteemed colleagues, NYSPHA member and Community Wellness Specialist at Alice Hyde Medical Center Josy Delaney was designated as one of this year's Rural Health Champions. Nominator Erin Streiff of the Franklin County Public Health Department stated, "Josy's most significant contribution, above and beyond improving the health of the community through evidence-based interventions, has been her beautiful attitude, enthusiasm, and knack for generating cohesion and getting her fellow Public Health Professionals 'fired up' to make positive changes."
New Law Bans Smoking Near After-School Programs
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law to ban smoking near after-school programs to help protect children from second-hand smoke around public and private schools...more here.
The New York State Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Since 1918, we have collaborated with APHA to grow stronger as organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state, and federal levels.
New York State Public Health Association
PO BOX 38127
Albany, NY 12203