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Whitney Young Health Hosted Food Drive for Local Pantries

During National Nutrition Month in March, Whitney Young Health hosted a ‘Nourish Your Neighborhood’ food drive with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County.   Our staff came together to donate healthy food items such as, canned vegetables, quinoa, canned tuna/chicken and dried fruit. The donated food will be given to local food pantries…
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Construction Begins at New Troy Health Center

Construction for our new Troy Health Center (849 2nd Avenue, Riverside Plaza) has officially started! Right now, trenches are being dug to replace the old pipes with new ones. Stay tuned for more updates on the relocation of the Troy Health Center taking place Summer 2019.

Whitney Young Health’s PrEP Specialist Honored by In Our Own Voices

Whitney Young Health is proud to announce that Susan Johnson, our CPTS Program’s PrEP Specialist has been awarded the “Friend of the Family” award by In Our Own Voices, a non-profit organization that serves the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender people of color.    The award is given out to an ally…
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Whitney Young Health to Relocate Troy Health Center This Summer

TROY, NY – Whitney Young Health today announced that they will be relocating their North Troy health center in summer of this year. This new and improved health center will be located at Riverside Plaza, 849 2nd Avenue in Troy. This state-of-the-art, 4,950 square-foot health center is projected to be open this summer. The new…
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WYH Provider Given Award by Fidelis Care

Please join us in congratulating Brooke Raveendranath, a Nurse Practitioner at our Watervliet City Schools’ School-Based Health Center for being awarded for her work with Fidelis Care’s Backpack Heroes program. Brooke participated in one of their live events at Watervliet Elementary School in late 2018. The Backpack Heroes program helps alleviate childhood hunger by discreetly…
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Whitney Young Health Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Breastfeeding Lounge

Whitney Young Health’s WIC Program, a state-funded program for pregnant, postpartum women, infants and children under the age of five, hosted a ribbon cutting of a new breastfeeding lounge at their Albany Health Center. This lounge was funded through a grant awarded to St. Peter’s Health Partners by the Albany County Department of Health. The…
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Whitney Young Health’s Red Bookshelves By the Numbers

Since 2016, Whitney Young Health and The RED Bookshelf have collaborated in encouraging literacy and a love for books with children throughout the Capital Region.  RED Bookshelves consist of a wide-range of gently-used donated children’s books that children can take home and add to their own personal libraries. Whitney Young Health has four RED…
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Whitney on Wheels Providing Primary Care to Three New Sites

Whitney Young Health’s mobile health unit, Whitney on Wheels (WOW), has expanded their reach and added three new community locations to their lineup: Menands School District, Equinox, Inc.’s Transitional Living Program and Hope 7’s Community Center Food Pantry and as well as their After School Program. Since December 2018, WOW has been providing physicals,…
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CPTS Program Awarded Grant for New HIV Program

Whitney Young Health’s Community Prevention and Treatment Services (CPTS) Program has been awarded a 4-year grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a new HIV program. Project COOL (Control Over Our Lives)’s mission is to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services. The patient population this…
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Whitney Young Health Implements New Language Service Technology

Earlier this month, the Whitney Young Health medical team was trained on Stratus Video, a language relay that can help staff communicate with our deaf or hard-of-hearing patients, along with translation services for over 25 languages via video and 200+ written languages. We are so excited to be able to roll out this new tool to…
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