Celebrate Women’s Health Awareness Week and National Stroke Awareness Month with Preventive and Early Detection Screenings
Did you know that beginning July 1, 2016 many preventive screenings will be available for FREE for all employees enrolled in the EmblemHealth GHI CBP plan?
In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month and Women’s Health Awareness Week we encourage you to take advantage of these no-cost preventive screenings as a key strategy in your own wellness.
- Stroke is a leading cause of preventable death. Find out if you’re at risk by asking your physician if you have high blood pressure so you can take action and protect your health.
- Preventive and early detection screenings are also available at $0 co-pay for health conditions such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, HIV, diabetes, sexually transmitted infections, and colorectal cancer, among others.
- Ask your physician if it's a good time for you to schedule screenings like a colonoscopy, a blood glucose test, or a cholesterol level test.
For additional information about health insurance plan improvements or other preventive services offered at $0 co-pay, please visit www.nyc.gov/olr.
Health Alert POSTED 01/06/2016
Dear Health Alert Subscriber:
2015 DOHMH Advisory #46: Update On Ebola Viral Disease –Guinea declared Ebola free on December 30
• Guinea was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization on December 29, 2015
• Travelers from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia are no longer being monitored by the Health Department, and no longer need to be evaluated and managed as having suspected Ebola Virus Disease
• Always collect a travel history on patients presenting with febrile illnesses and remain aware of current outbreaks overseas
Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) POSTED/ 12/10/2015
On Monday, January 25th, 2016, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) count as part of an ongoing effort to address our chronic street homeless population. This initiative, along with the daily street outreach efforts completed by our teams, are aimed at helping some of our most vulnerable New Yorkers in need. As our teams work tirelessly to help engage these individuals, our goal is to combat street homelessness across all five boroughs, one person at a time. This is a unique opportunity to volunteer and participate in an extraordinary citywide effort as we try to help these individuals and guide their journey home.
New York City’s street outreach operation has moved more than 6,700 chronically homeless individuals from the streets into housing since the program’s inception in 2007. With 24/7 outreach teams mobilized in all five boroughs, specialized housing set aside for the street homeless, and targeted funding to ensure that adequate resources reach the individuals most in need, New York City continues to be a national leader in investing in programs to serve people living on the street.
We are calling on YOU, our fellow New Yorkers, to help us canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces, to estimate the number of people who are chronically street homeless. Just one night of your time will help us collect vital information for our outreach teams to help homeless people move off the streets and into a more stable, safe environment as they set out on a path for a better life.
We need 3,000 volunteers and the participation of our fellow City colleagues is critical. I encourage those who have volunteered before to sign up again, and for first-time volunteers to experience how truly gratifying a night of HOPE can be. Employees interested in volunteering as surveyors should visit www.nyc.gov/hope to register. Volunteers assist from approximately 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. performing HOPE to help the City best project service needs and allocate resources for the street homeless population.
We hope you will consider dedicating your time to helping us in this very important initiative. Please feel free to contact our HOPE team with any questions at [email protected].
Commissioner Gilbert Taylor
Department of Homeless Services
Donate Blood Today POSTED 02/06/2015
The recent inclement weather has led to a mass cancellation of blood drives across our region with more than 3,000 scheduled donations lost — the largest single loss since Superstorm Sandy.
The New York City Blood Program has always depended on City workers in helping to maintain our area’s blood supply. Last year nearly 42,000 life-saving blood donations were made by City employees. It’s a record we can all be proud of — which is why I am asking you to consider donating now.
Donating blood takes less than one hour and has the potential to save up to three lives! City employees with O-negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are especially encouraged to donate, as your blood can be used in emergencies.
The NYC Employee Blood Program holds blood drives almost every day at City agencies throughout the five boroughs. Visit city locations to see a list of drives taking place over the next couple weeks. Or, you can call (800) 933-BLOOD (2566) or visit nybloodcenter.org.
Thank you for your support of this vital cause.
DCAS Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch
Chair of the NYC Employee Blood Program
Job Opportunity for PERMANENT PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES POSTED 02/06/2015
This e-mail is being sent to school nurses and nursing supervisors
There are two positions for PHN III posted. The positions are located in Staten Island under BND; Cynthia Karczewski and Brooklyn;(DOH Region III)under BND; Paula Faggiole.
These positions are OPEN TO PERMANENT PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES ONLY. YOU MUST CLEARLY STATE YOUR CIVIL SERVICE STATUS ON YOUR RESUME OR COVER LETTER. ALL OTHER CANDIDATES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The web address is https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/
Job Opportunity POSTED 02/03/2015
My name is Brittany and I am the director of healthcare recruitment for Green Key Resources. I am currently looking for nurses to fill multiple openings for a well known Long Term Care facility located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
Job Title- RN Nurse Supervisor – LTC
Job – Have Multiple Openings in both evening and nights
1- Evening and night supervisors (Full Time) Working from 2-10 OR 10-6 and every other weekend. When you work a weekend you get two weekdays off that week
2- Part Time – 3 days a week and every other weekend with weekdays off when you work on the weekend
If you or anyone you know are interested or want more information, please contact me directly at 646-395-2103 or [email protected] Please attach your most updated resume for review!
Director – Healthcare Division
Job opportunity Posted 02/03/2015
Progressive Nursing Staffers offers a competitive benefits package and bonus programs:
· Refer a friend who is interested in full time employment opportunities and receive $250 after the RN has worked 80 hours within 6 months of their hire date*
· Health/ Dental Insurance*
· Tax Free Housing Stipends or living allowance *
•$100 License reimbursement for obtaining a license in a new state *
Do you need to reactivate your file? Call Jean today @ 703-750-1010
The Affordable Care Act – POSTED 02/03/2015
Are you or someone you know interested in renewing or signing up for the Affordable Care Act?
If you are, you have only 12 days left from today. The deadline is February 15th 2015.
News from “The CDC” Posted 02/02/2015
The CDC is in urgent need of French-speaking Public Health experts to be deployed to assist the CDC Ebola Response Team in West Africa, particularly in Guinea. This technical expertise is critical in the region’s continued efforts to control and prevent the Ebola outbreak and break the cycle of transmission in community and health care settings. Deployed consultants will work as part of the CDC team in country and work closely with the Ministry of Health and WHO Response Teams.
• Contact Tracers – supervisory;
• Infection Control Specialists;
• Public Health Advisors/Analysts;
• Behavioral Scientists;
• Health Communication Specialists; and
• Medical Officers.
• Public Health Training;
• Language – Fluent French highly desirable (spoken and written); Advanced English skills required;
• Available to travel in under a month; minimum deployment period of 6-8 weeks;
• Strong, positive work ethic, flexibility and team spirit essential.
DOHMH employees will be able to serve while earning their regular full-time salary with no overtime. Interested staff are encouraged to first discuss with your supervisor, then submit your name and CV to your divisional COOP (Continuity of Operations Plan) Coordinator for consideration to be part of this unprecedented public health response. For HR questions please contact Jonathan Wangel, Deputy Director of Labor Relations at [email protected] or 347-396-2138.
Gab-Nic Update POSTED 1/15/2015
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