Issues: Health

New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative (Public Hearing) on Criminal Justice Reform

Joint – Assembly Standing Committee on Codes
Chair: Assembly Member Joseph Lentol
Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary
Chair: Assembly Member Helene Weinstein
and New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus
Chair: Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry
Public Hearing: Criminal Justice Reform
Place: Hamilton Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Juan Gabriel Genao (518) 455-4313
Media Contact: Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 11, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits Auburn Memorial Hospital

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco visited Auburn Memorial Hospital on March 5, 2015, and is pictured with hospital and county officials.

March 6, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE HONORS EMMA DETLEFSEN IN SENATE SESSION

State Senator George Amedore today honored six-year-old Emma Detlefsen, of Berne, in the Senate Chamber during session. The Senate passed a resolution (J.783), in conjunction with National Lymphedema Awareness Day on March 6th, to recognize Emma for her advocacy, support, and fundraising efforts for lymphedema awareness.

March 4, 2015
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Lutheran Family Health Centers As for More Healthcare Dollars

During a healthcare advocacy day in Albany, Lutheran Family Health Centers' patients and medical and administrative staff call on the Legislature to invest $350 million of the $1.4B in Capital Funding for Community-Based Safety Net Providers.

 

March 4, 2015
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Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Remarks on Resolution Honoring ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge Co-Creator Pat Quinn

(Albany - March 2nd) Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaking on Senate resolution honoring ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge Co-Creator Pat Quinn. Click here to read the press release regarding this resolution.

March 3, 2015
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Young Appointed To Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

Focus will be on improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tick-borne diseases

 

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) has been appointed to the Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases. The Task Force’s mission is to protect the health of New Yorkers by improving methods to prevent, diagnose, and treat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

 

Task Force members will play an active role in reviewing research, consulting with experts, and soliciting public input to develop legislation and advocate for additional resources to address the spread of Lyme disease in New York.

 

February 27, 2015
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Feb. 28th Is Rare Diseases Day

Most people are familiar with health problems such as heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes and colon cancer. However, there are many rare diseases out there that people should be aware of and the ongoing need for diagnosis, support services and research. Saturday, Feb. 28th, is Rare Diseases Day and it is designed to highlight those diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. While these are considered rare diseases, there are more than 7,000 such diseases that together impact nearly 30 million Americans. Dealing with rare diseases not only affects the patient, but their entire families as well. To learn more about Rare Diseases Day, visit http://www.rarediseaseday.org/ 

 

 

February 27, 2015
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Senator Valesky plan sets aside $10m for supportive housing Upstate in IDC “Invest NY” agenda

SYRACUSE—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and the Independent Democratic Conference have unveiled a comprehensive policy agenda that would include $10 million allocated specifically to Upstate New York for supportive housing development.

Supportive housing models include inclusive design for those who may have physical impairments and often offer a variety of services including activities, transportation, an on-site service coordinator, amenities, meals, and support for residents’ health-related services.

February 19, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health  Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair  12 Noon, Thursday , February 26, 2015  Room 124 CAP

February 26, 12:00 PM - 1:05 PM
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SENATOR SKELOS APPOINTS SENATOR SERINO THE NEW CHAIR OF TASK FORCE ON LYME AND TICK-BORNE DISEASES

SENATOR SKELOS APPOINTS SENATOR SERINO THE NEW CHAIR OF 

TASK FORCE ON LYME AND TICK-BORNE DISEASES

Senate Will Continue to Examine Ways to Prevent and Address Lyme’s Spread Across the State

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today named Senator Sue Serino (R-C-I, Hyde Park) as the new chair of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases. The Task Force will continue the Senate’s focus on improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases to better protect the health of New York residents.

February 18, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE NAMED TO SERVE AS MEMBER OF TASK FORCE ON LYME AND TICK BORNE DISEASES

Senator George Amedore has been named to the New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases. The Task Force was created in 2013 to identify issues that need to be addressed in order to better prevent, detect, and treat tick-borne diseases throughout New York State.  

“Lyme and other tick-borne diseases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout New York State, particularly in the Hudson Valley. “These diseases can be debilitating and often life-threatening – it’s a health issue that needs to be addressed. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues on solutions to help prevent, detect, and treat these diseases.” 

February 18, 2015
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RITCHIE NAMED TO SENATE TASK FORCE ON LYME AND TICK-BORNE DISEASES

Group Will Work to Improve Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Lyme and Other Deadly Diseases 

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has been named to the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, a group which aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and other related illnesses. 

“In recent years, the region I represent has seen a sharp spike in the number of cases of Lyme disease,” said Senator Ritchie.  “I’ve heard from a number of constituents that something more needs to be done to fight back against this potentially deadly disease and I’m pleased to have a role on the Task Force, which will allow me to be involved as we work to better protect the health of people in our local communities and across the state.”

February 18, 2015
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Senator Skelos Appoints Senator Serino the New Chair of Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today named Senator Sue Serino (R-C-I, Hyde Park) as the new chair of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases.

February 18, 2015
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February 17, 2015
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Statement From Senator Liz Krueger On Passage Of S.2486, Delaying Implementation of I-STOP E-Prescription Mandate

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today on the passage of S.2486, Senator Kemp Hannon’s bill to delay implementation of the state’s I-STOP electronic prescribing mandate:

February 10, 2015
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Senator Venditto's Blood Drive at Farmingdale State College

New York Blood Center has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations to ensure their continued capability to serve area hospitals. Their primary concerns are their ability to meet predictable patient needs as well as any unexpected emergencies that may occur. Please make every possible effort to donate blood.

Eligibility Criteria:

 Must have valid photo ID or ID with signature
 Minimum weight 110 lbs
 Between 16 to 76 years of age
 No tattoos in past 12 months

 For more information please call Senator Venditto's office at 516-882-0630.

February 17, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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National Wear Red Day Highlights Heart Disease

If you see a lot of people wearing red today, Feb. 5th, it is because today is National Wear Red Day. For more information on heart disease, visit https://www.goredforwomen.org/home/know-your-risk/

February 6, 2015
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AARP Commends Senator Valesky for Voting to Help NY’s Family Caregivers

Health Committee Sends CARE Act to Full Senate for Consideration; Bill Ensures Caregivers Receive Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks 

Family caregivers are too often left unprepared to provide proper care before taking their loved ones home from the hospital. State Senator David Valesky cast a key vote this week to advance legislation ensuring caregivers are offered instruction in any post-discharge tasks their older parents, spouses or other loved ones will need at home, fostering better care and potentially avoiding costly hospital re-admissions.

February 6, 2015
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Senator Bonacic attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Catskill Regional Medical Center

Senator Bonacic is pictured with nurses and doctors from the hospital as well as, Gerard Galrneau, Chief Executive Officer of the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Darrell Supak, Vice Chairman of the Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors, Joseph Loughlin, Secretary of the Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors, Scott Batulis CEO of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, and Rolland Bojo, Vice President of Patient Care Services at Catskill Regional Medical Center.

February 5, 2015
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