Issues: Women's Health

Senator Montgomery Announces NYSABPRL's 41st Annual Legislative Conference Workshop & Event Schedule

The 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators will convene on Friday, February 17th and conclude on Sunday, February 19th, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference is “Open Doors to Employment, Opens Doors to Empowerment."

The Conference schedule of educational workshops and weekend-long events is included here in a pdf format that can be downloaded.  More information on the Legislative Conference may be obtained by visiting www.nysabprl.org.

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February 9, 2012
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New Bipartisan Pro-Choice Bloc Announces Leadership

Today, the newly-organized Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus (BPCLC) announced its new leadership team of four new co-chairs: Assemblymembers Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) and Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro), and Senators Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers).

The BPCLC is a bloc of more than 75 members of the state legislature committed to advancing women's health and reproductive choice in New York. The caucus counts among its members representatives from both houses and both the Republican and Democratic parties. The BPCLC's priority in the 2012 legislative session is the Reproductive Health Act, A. 6112 / S. 2844.

February 9, 2012
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Feb 07, 2012 -- Senator Perkins with Senators Montgomery & Hassell-Thompson, as well as advocates following the passage of Senate Resolution J.3181

Feb 07, 2012 -- After passage of Resolution J.3181 (Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 7, 2012, as Black HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day in the State of New York), pictured with Senators Montogomery and Hassell-Thompson, as well as with Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc., AIDS Council of North Eastern New York, Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS, Gay Men of Color Alliance.

February 8, 2012
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Resolution J.3181 Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 7, 2012, as Black HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day in the State of New York in Senate Session

Feb 07, 2012 -- Senator Bill Perkins comments on Resolution J.3181 Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 7, 2012, as Black HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day in the State of New York in Senate Session

February 7, 2012
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NYACK HOSPITAL TO HOST FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS FOR UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED WOMEN IN ROCKLAND COUNTY

Do you or someone you love need a routine Mammography and Clinical Breast Exam, but cannot afford them?                                

Nyack Hospital will host a FREE Breast Cancer Screening Program on Tuesday, February 14, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital.  Refreshments will be provided by New York State Senator David Carlucci.

February 6, 2012
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STOP HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES FROM ABUSING NEW YORKERS

 

Let's stop allowing insurance companies to use and abuse the citizens of New York! 

January 26, 2012
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Sen. Krueger Statement in Support of “Trust Women Week”

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) released the following public statement in support of the Silver Ribbon Campaign’s Trust Women Week, a week-long collaborative effort and ‘online mobilization’ for women’s reproductive health and reproductive rights:

“Last week marked the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which acknowledged common sense – women have a right to govern themselves, their health, and their bodies.

January 24, 2012
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Dems: Senate GOP Bowdlerized Women's Health Resolution

By Casey Seiler

Albany Times Union 

Krueger noted that most of the Senate Republicans have already endorsed Mitt Romney for president, and suggested that the effort to squelch Stavisky’s resolution was a miniature version of assaults on reproduction rights on the federal level. “This is the beginning of their little national Planned Parenthood moment, so to speak,” she said.

January 19, 2012
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GOP Silencing Abortion Talk

By Glenn Blain

New York Daily News

Democrats said a resolution submitted late last week by Queens Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky seeking to proclaim next week “Reproductive Rights and Justice Week” was scrubbed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos' office to take out any mention of abortion, family planning and reproductive rights.

Instead, the GOP offered a re-written resolution that proclaimed it "Women's Health Week."

"They took my resolution, censored it, and gave us a sanitized version," Stavisky said at a press conference with fellow Democratic Senators Liz Krueger of Manhattan and Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers.

January 19, 2012
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Governor Cuomo's 2012 Executive Budget and Reform Plan Outlines Vision to Continue Building a New New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, which expands on the historic reforms enacted last year to continue building a New New York. As a result of the tough decisions and bipartisan cooperation of the past year, the State is able to close the current deficit without broad cuts, new taxes, fees or gimmicks. In addition, the Governor’s Executive Budget proposes major reforms to reduce the cost of government for taxpayers, implements accountability in our schools to put students first, and puts the State in a position to leverage billions of dollars in private sector investment to grow the economy and create jobs.

January 17, 2012
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin: January 2012

Senator Krueger's January Community Bulletin is available. You can download the bulletin as a PDF file from this page, or read it below:

File: 
January 2012 Community Bulletin for Print.pdf

January 12, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN NORTH BELLMORE

          New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, February 16th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the North Bellmore Library. The library is located at 1551 Newbridge Road in North Bellmore.

          Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

January 11, 2012
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Brooklyn Women's Services presents Nutrition For a Healthy Pregnancy

In honor of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we will discuss some nutrition guidelines to follow during pregnancy in order to promote healthy birth. This includes which foods to avoid, which foods to increase consumption and how to deal with some of the most common side effects experienced during pregnancy. This workshop is free.

Event will take place at Brooklyn Women's Services an affiliate of Maimonides Medical Center, located at 9201 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. For more information or to register please call (718) 748-1234 or visit www.bwsnyc.com.

January 18, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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February 16, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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NYS Health Department Awards $500,000 in Doctors Across New York Funds to Support Physicians Practicing in Underserved Communities

Five health care providers in New York State have been awarded grants totaling up to $500,000 over two years to support physicians who practice medicine in underserved communities through the "Doctors Across New York" Program. The announcement was made by NYS Health Commissioner Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

"The Doctors Across New York Program is a critical program to help ensure that New Yorkers in every community in the State have access to high quality health care services," Commissioner Shah said. "These grants will help these institutions increase access to vital health care services in rural and urban areas."

January 3, 2012
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ADDABBO’S NO-COST MAMMOGRAPHY EVENT DRAWS 35 WOMEN TO WOODHAVEN FOR CANCER SCREENINGS

Queens, NY, November 21, 2011 – On Saturday, November 19, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored No Cost Mammography Screenings at the American-Italian Cancer Foundation Van parked outside the Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven.

November 22, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN ITALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host no-costs mammograms and clinical breast exams in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. Free mammograms will be available on the mobile van to be parked outside Senator Golden’s District Office located at 3604 Quentin Road.

Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year. An appointment must be made by calling 1-877-628-9090. Results will be sent to the individual and/or their doctor within 10 business days.

November 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN SEAFORD

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, December 15th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Seaford Library. The library is located at 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford.

Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

* The program is open to all Nassau County women ages 40 and over.

November 3, 2011
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Breast Cancer Screening Program-Seaford

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, December 15th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Seaford Library. The library is located at 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford.

Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

* The program is open to all Nassau County women ages 40 and over.

December 15, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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