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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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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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WYH & Fidelis Help Kids with Back to School Prep

WYH & Fidelis Help Kids with Back to School Prep

Everyone knows that the best part of the new school year is the new school supplies!

On August 26th, Whitney Young Health and Fidelis Care joined together to help the kids in the community start the new school year on the right foot by throwing a Back to School Health Fair. 


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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Are your children ready for school? Check those vaccine records.

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month! Just because you are an adult, doesn’t mean you should throw away your shot!


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Hundreds Attend Watervliet Health Center Open House

Hundreds Attend Watervliet Health Center Open House

What better way to take part in National Health Center Week than host an open house for your brand new health center? On Tuesday, August 9th, Whitney Young Health Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center unveiled, along with federal, state and local officials, the new Watervliet Health Center with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. 


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