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WYH Named Capital Region Chamber's WBC 2017 Adopted Charity

WYH Named Capital Region Chamber's WBC 2017 Adopted Charity

The Capital Region Chamber’s Women’s Business Council (WBC) will collaborate with the our organization to raise awareness and funds throughout the 2017 calendar year at their programs and holiday fundraiser in December. 


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The Season of Giving

The Season of Giving

End of year giving is your chance to end 2016 on a good note and help start someone else's new year off on the right foot. 


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World AIDS Day 2016, What You Need to Know

World AIDS Day 2016, What You Need to Know

Each year, December 1st marks World AIDS Day. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.


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Whitney Hosts One-Day Boutique

Whitney Hosts One-Day Boutique

On November 29th, Whitney Young Health hosted a one-day boutique giving away FREE gently-used clothing, household items, children clothing and toys to local members of the Albany community. 


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What is #GivingTuesday

What is #GivingTuesday

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.


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A Healthy Twist with a Food Drive

A Healthy Twist with a Food Drive

The month long food drive gathered over 90 healthy food items, which will go to local food pantries in Albany and Troy.


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Simply Give

Simply Give

We are pleased to announce that it is even easier than ever to give to Whitney Young Health!

Are you looking to make a charitable donation that will benefit thousands of Capital Region residents? Look no further – your gift to Whitney Young Health will ensure that quality healthcare is accessible and available without regard to income.


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Learn How to Do Self Exams!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Learn How to Do Self Exams!

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Breast Cancer is also the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). By performing monthly breast self-exams, you will be able to more easily identify any changes in your breast.  Be sure to talk to your healthcare professional if you notice anything unusual.


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Whitney on Wheels Receives Grant from First Niagara Bank

Whitney on Wheels Receives Grant from First Niagara Bank

Whitney Young Health is excited to announce that Whitney on Wheels, our mobile health unit, has received a $5,000 grant from First Niagara Bank. Whitney on Wheels operates to deliver primary health care to people who have barriers to accessing health care in traditional settings. Over the past 18 months, this has included schools, homeless shelters, and public housing locations. 


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WYH Walks 26th Annual Treatment Works March

WYH Walks 26th Annual Treatment Works March

On a beautiful Fall day, select staff at Whitney Young Health joined together in the 26th Annual Treatment Works March in the south end of Albany. It was a wonderful day to celebrate with hundreds of recovery and treatment providers from around the Capital District. 


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Save the Date - Legacy Event 2016

Save the Date - Legacy Event 2016

It’s that time of year again! Whitney Young Health’s annual Legacy Event is right around the corner. Our Legacy Event dinner honors individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the Capital Region, particularly in the population we serve.


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The Importance of Fluoride Varnish

The Importance of Fluoride Varnish

Healthy gums and teeth are important to your child's overall health. This is why your child's doctor will talk with you about good dental habits even before their first tooth appears.  Once your child has a tooth, your doctor may recommend that your child receive fluoride varnish treatments in the pediatrician's office to help prevent tooth decay.

 


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President Obama Proclaims New Health Week

President Obama Proclaims New Health Week

As one of his last acts as Commander in Chief, President Obama has proclaimed that September 18th - 24th will be Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. 


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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It’s time to go back to school for children all around the Capital Region. Here’s what you need to know about childhood obesity!

Around 1 in every 5 children in the United States have obesity. Around 1 in every 8 preschoolers is obese.


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5 Ways to Make This the Best School Year Ever

5 Ways to Make This the Best School Year Ever

The best to start off the new school year, or anything really, is to plan ahead. 

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), these 7 tips will help you and your family have a safe and happy school year.


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