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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Recognizing World Aids Day On December 1 In New York State

State Landmarks and Bridges Illuminated in Red Honoring World AIDS Day State Department of Health Releases HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Report Showing Progress to Reduce HIV Infections; Continued Need for Equitable Care Newly Diagnosed HIV Infections Have Decreased 37 Percent Since 2014 Read Proclamation Here Governor Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation recognizing World AIDS Day in More »


Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Raw Milk

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the farm of Eric and Jessica Nickol due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  The Eric and Jessica Nickol Farm is located at 995 County Highway 35, Maryland, NY 12116 in Otsego County. To More »


Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announces 2022 Health Equity Awards Recipients

Syracuse, NY – Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield announced today the recipients of its 2022 Health Equity Awards. The awards represent more than $560,000 in financial support for community programs that address racial and ethnic health disparities across its upstate New York service area. “This second round of Health Equity Award funding will support underserved people More »



Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services – Institute for Caregivers – ZOOM – 2 Part Series – Legal & Financial Issues for Caregivers

Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services is pleased to announce a Zoom Class Series for those who currently care for older, or disabled persons, or may become caregivers in the future. These LIVE, video presentations are open to the public. Click to dowload flyer Legal and Financial Issues for Caregivers Legal & More »


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th. If you have unused or expired prescription medications this is a great opportunity to ensure they are disposed of properly. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental More »


REGISTER TODAY – Onondaga County Office for Aging – Institute for Caregivers Zoom Class – 10/06/2022 – Medicare & You in 2023

Onondaga County Office for Aging is pleased to announce a class for those who currently care for older, or disabled persons, or may become caregivers in the future. This LIVE, video presentation is open to the public. Medicare & You in 2023 Whether you are new to Medicare or are interested in learning what’s new in More »


Governor Hochul Provides September 23, 2022 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating Covid-


Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment 10 Statewide Deaths Reported Thursday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “With the fall season now underway, I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant and to use the More »


The use of $24 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds by SUNY to expand student mental health and wellness services and improve campus resources is supported by the SUNY Student Assembly

The SUNY Student Assembly states the following: The utilization of $24 million in American Rescue Plan money to increase mental health and wellness programs and improve campus resources was announced by senior administrators during the Board of Trustees meeting in Albany, NY, on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, according to a press statement from SUNY. In More »


How to Help Spot the Signs of Someone Considering Suicide

Note: If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. It’s free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a month dedicated to recognizing those struggling with untreated mental health conditions and suicidal thoughts, and reducing the stigma More »