Healthcare Education

Frequently asked questions about kids and COVID vaccines, answered by pediatrician Dr. Judith Flores.

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Question: Are young people even at risk of getting COVID-19? Dr. Flores: Over the past weeks, the number of children and young people who have been infected with COVID has been increasing at an alarming rate and children with COVID are being hospitalized every day. Getting vaccinated is the best protection for kids over 12 [...]

SCOTUS Upholds the Affordable Care Act

Today’s decision by SCOTUS to uphold the Affordable Care Act   preserves a landmark law that has protected millions of Americans across the country, especially during the pandemic. The benefits of the ACA are virtually immeasurable: thanks to Medicaid expansion in the majority of states, increased subsidies for lower-income Americans to access quality, affordable healthcare, and […]

The Latest COVID-19 Relief Package (American Rescue Plan) – How does it benefit me?

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Every day we hear about the American Rescue Plan, which is the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 relief plan for all Americans. But how does it benefit you, your family, your community, and healthcare? Read on. 1. Helping individuals and families It provides $1,400 checks directly to individuals, extends unemployment, and provides renter relief. Read more 2. […]

National Nutrition Month 

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March is National Nutrition Month—a time to reflect on our eating habits and making sure that we have well-balanced diets and our giving our bodies the fuel and resources they need to function at their best. Tips on eating healthy:  Limit the amount of sugar, sodium, and saturated fat you consume Focus on eating foods […]

THE COVID-19 VACCINE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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This content is brought to you by our Vaccine Education Channel NYVEP. For more up to the moment information please follow us on Instagram. SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS Q: What’s in the vaccine? How does it work? A:  Two vaccines have been approved for use and are currently being used to vaccinate healthcare professionals, one developed [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

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Evidence has shown that the new COVID-19 vaccine will provide significant protection against the deadly disease.  Two vaccines that are now being provided to healthcare workers will soon be available to the general  public: one from Pfizer and one from Moderna. Both use messenger RNA (mRNA) which is a piece of genetic code manufactured in […]

HOW TO VOTE IN NEW YORK STATE

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ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? You must register by Oct. 9, 2020, to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election. 1. Are you registered? Check by visiting the state website at https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/ If you are registered it will show you your information and a link to find your polling place. 2. [...]

NEW YORK STATE BACK TO SCHOOL FAQ

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Interim guidance for in-person instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 schools during the COVID-19 public health emergency Download PDF NYSDOH school reopening FAQs July 22, 2020 Download PDF US DOE Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities Download PDF New York State Back [...]

If the Trump Admin Wins Its Lawsuit: Life Without the ACA

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is known for providing protections for pre-existing conditions and securing healthcare for more than 20 million Americans. However, the Trump Administration is supporting a lawsuit that the Supreme Court will hear in November that could strike down the entire ACA. The effects would be enormous in normal times—and simply devastating [...]