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Union College & Costa Rica Exchange Students Tour Whitney Young Health

Union College & Costa Rica Exchange Students Tour Whitney Young Health

This past week, WYH had the pleasure to give two separate tours to the students at Union College and the Costa Rican exchange students through UAlbany. The students were especially interested in this tour as they are all studying public health or health services.


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Fight the (Bug) Bite

Fight the (Bug) Bite

There are many reasons to why people love the warmer weather, but insects and the bug bites they bring is definitely not one of them. Most bug bites are harmless, but some have the potential to carry diseases that can be detrimental to your health.

By following a few simple steps below, you can avoid being stung, and you can reduce their presence around your home. Who wouldn’t want a bug-free summer?

 


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WYH Takes on the 2016 Workforce Challenge!

WYH Takes on the 2016 Workforce Challenge!

On Thursday, May 20th, 26 WYH employees successfully completed the 2016 Workforce Challenge! It was an amazing experience to go out and have some fun together as a team. Not only was it our largest group yet, it was also the first year WYH created t-shirts thanks to Mary Beth Farmer who designed the amazing shirts. She even won the award for "Best Use of CDPHP Logo!"

 


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12 Tips for a Safe & Great Summer

12 Tips for a Safe & Great Summer

It’s the most wonderful time of year – summer!

Memorial Day Weekend is considered to be the official start of the summer season. From backyard barbecues to vacations in the great outdoors, it’s best to always to plan and be prepared. In honor of the few warm months in our future, Whitney Young Health would like to stress the importance staying safe this summer and give you some helpful tips along the way.


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Know More: Hepatitis Awareness Month

Know More: Hepatitis Awareness Month

More than 3 million Americans have chronic Hepatitis C, and up to 75% of people don't even know it, 

The month of May is dedicated to Hepatitis Awareness Month, where the primary focus is encouraging the public to be informed, be tested, and ultimately be treated. Viral hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. 


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Watervliet Health Center - NOW OPEN

Watervliet Health Center - NOW OPEN

We are happy to announce that our Watervliet Health Center is officially open! The purpose of the Watervliet practice is to provide medical and dental care without regard to income to those in the Watervliet community and its surrounding areas.
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Talk About It: Alcohol Awareness Month

Talk About It: Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcoholism is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the United States. Throughout the month of April, health organizations such as, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), help raise awareness while reducing the stigma about alcohol abuse and how to take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.
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National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Whitney Young Health has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships at both its Albany and Troy sites. 

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.


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FEDERAL FUNDING AWARDED

FEDERAL FUNDING AWARDED

The US Department of Health and Human Services awarded Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center a three-year $4.8 million annual operating grant under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. §254b).


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Whitney Young Health Elects New Board Members

Whitney Young Health Elects New Board Members

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center welcomes four new members to its board of directors.  Marlowe S. Cochran is the Information Security Administrator for Siena College. Denard O. Cummings is the Bureau Director for New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Supportive Housing and Partnership for Long-Term Care.  In addition to operating her private practice, Glinnesa D. Gailliard, Esq. is Investigative Counsel for the New York State Office of the Inspector General.  Nischinth Sadhak is a Senior Branch Manager and Vice President for M&T Bank.

 

 


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Code Name: Endo Awareness

Code Name: Endo Awareness

Endometriosis and conditions alike can be devastating and discouraging for the women experiencing it, causing them to miss school, work, or the
opportunity to expand their family. Being informed about the symptoms and effects of endometriosis will help those with the health condition manage it better and it will help the people understand the impacts of the condition. Healthcare providers can provide helpful information, including ways to manage the pain and gain access to treatment, so if you wish to learn more about endometriosis, talk to your provider.

 


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The Zika Virus

The Zika Virus

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. It has been found in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands and in a few returning travelers to the United States. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

If you've recently traveled out of the country, please let your provider know immediately.


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Have a Healthy Heart

Have a Healthy Heart

Have a Healthy Heart and Become Aware in the Month of February!   

Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. In addition, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States is heart disease. Heart disease is preventable by healthy lifestyle choices and management of other health conditions.

What can you do to prevent heart disease and reduce your risk?


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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month!

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month!

Around 12,900 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed and around 4,100 women will die of cervical cancer in the next year. Furthermore, around 79 million Americans currently have human papillomavirus or HPV. With regular screening and a vaccine, both cervical cancer and HPV can be prevented.


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Announcing Our New CMO

Announcing Our New CMO

Whitney Young Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Marietta Angelotti, BA, MD as Chief Medical Officer, effective January 11th

 

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Do You Have the Guts?

Do You Have the Guts?

Do You Have the Guts to be #IBDAware?

As the holiday season rolls in, it is important to remember digestive health! 


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Your Donation At Work

Your Donation At Work

Did you know that WYH is a non-proft organization and that we are able to enhance our patient programs through the help of donations? Contributions made in support of Whitney Young Health provide essential health care and life-changing services to people right here in our own community. Here are some examples of what Whitney Young Health could do with your help: $15 provides a simple oral swab test for HIV

 


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