Improving mental health, preventing chronic disease, top county plan

Improving mental health, preventing chronic disease, top county plan

UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Pisente Jr. announced the release of Oneida County’s Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan, which identifies improving mental health and preventing chronic disease as top areas of focus over the next two years. “The goal of our Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan is to provide an in-depth …

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Teens who feel positive about their lives may have better heart health in adulthood

Teens who feel positive about their lives may have better heart health in adulthood

Teenagers with positive psychological qualities such as optimism and a sense of love are more likely to reach their 20s and 30s in good cardiometabolic health. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that teenagers who feel happy, optimistic, have good self-esteem, feel loved and have a sense of belonging …

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Community workers needed to achieve regional health equity, say leaders at NWA Health Summit

SPRINGDALE — If health is influenced in part by social circumstances, then Northwest Arkansas needs a health care workforce that reflects that reality, regional health leaders said at the NWA Health Summit Friday. Frontline public health workers who are trusted members of local communities will play a key role in addressing social determinants of health …

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Hundreds gathered for a Public Health Day rally

Health workers from across the state gathered at the Statehouse Thursday to press the General Assembly on public health funding, a question that has been repeatedly asked given pause to legislators. State Health Commissioner Chris Box, left, and Gov. Eric Holcomb call for state investment in public health. (Whitney Downard/Indiana Capital Chronicle) The governor’s public …

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Senate Mental Health Chair Brooke, Assemblyman Bronson Reintroduce Transformative Bill Named After Daniel Prude

Watch Senator Brooke speak about the bill ALBANY, New York – Senator Samra Brooke, Chair of the Senate Committee on Mental Health, has reintroduced Daniel’s Law, a comprehensive piece of legislation that outlines how New Yorkers experiencing a mental health breakdown and/or substance abuse crisis can be better served by a response of public health …

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Top Schoharie health official should stay, New York health commissioner says

SCHOHARIE — Defying a direct order from New York’s health commissioner to reinstate Schoharie County’s longtime health director, the county board of supervisors — which previously criticized the ousted health official’s implementation of state COVID-19 guidelines — has locked her out from county offices and put an interim health officer in her place, according to …

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Vermont Considers Bills to Protect Reproductive Care Health Workers | News | Seven days

Vermont lawmakers are considering bills to protect health care workers who provide reproductive and gender-affirming care from legal threats that originate in other states. Doctors, nurses and support staff worry they could face legal exposure or harassment if they treat patients who travel to Vermont from a growing number of states where services are banned …

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