Issues: Health

Joint Budget hearing on Human Services

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan questions Comissioner Gladys Carrion regarding NYS Family Services

February 16, 2011
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February 16, 2011
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Senator Krueger Raises Alarm on Threat to Women’s Rights and Rallies Colleagues Around Support for Planned Parenthood

For Immediate Release | February 16, 2011

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) With mounting evidence that Congress is embarking on a crusade against women’s reproductive rights, including efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood, Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) is working with Senate leadership and advocates to build a coalition in support of Planned Parenthood and against anti-choice legislation.

As a sign of unity, Senator Krueger gathered 22 of her colleagues to sign a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for him to drop his war against Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive health.

February 16, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR RUTH HASSELL-THOMPSON ON MAYOR BLOOMBERG

Chairwoman of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus

“Mayor Bloomberg claims activist parents were disrespecting him simply because they questioned his continued unilateral control of the public schools. The mayor’s irresponsible commentary fails to truly address the concerns articulated by parents and students.

“It is particularly ironic to hear the mayor’s complaints of disrespect after Cathie Black proposed population control as a means to reduce overcrowding, and reportedly sat through important meetings focused on her blackberry, not the content of the conversations.

February 16, 2011
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Health Disparities: The Need for Cultural and Linguistic Competence for Quality Health Care

The Education Fund of Family Planning Advocates Diverse Communities Health Initiative, Senator Serrano and Assemblyman Darryl C. Towns will present this workshop to raise awareness of the challenges that many communities face when it comes to accessing health care. Language barriers, financial obstacles, lack of insurance, immigration status, sexual orientation and cultural differences are among a host of factors that make access to care a daunting process.This workshop will emphasize the need for cultural competence trainings for health care providers; and participants will learn about the dynamics of cultural differences that hinder access to health care services during encounters with diverse populations.   

February 19, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Sen. Farley Congratulates Dr. Shah on Becoming NYS Health Commissioner

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) participated in the New York State Senate Health Committee hearings on January 24th and later witnessed the confirmation of Dr. Nirav Shah as the new state Department of Health Commissioner.

February 10, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, February 14, 2011 Room 124 CAP

February 14, 11:30 AM - 11:33 AM
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Recognizes February as American Heart Month

Urges New Yorkers to be proactive about their heart health 

February 10, 2011
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ADDABBO: “DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE!”

Senator and Assemblyman Mike Miller Sponsor Free Seminar with Experts on How to Prevent or Eliminate the Growing Menace

February 8, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR RUTH HASSELL-THOMPSON ON NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

“In the midst of ongoing state budget negotiations and health care cuts, we are reminded today on this, the 11th National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, that Black-Americans continue to have the highest rates of HIV infection in the state and nation.

“Blacks make up just 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for almost half of those living with HIV/AIDS in this country.

“As we pause to reflect on the lives touched by, and lost to, this disease let us also renew our resolve to do whatever is necessary in ending this epidemic. Each of us must play our part in this fight.

February 7, 2011
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Governor Gets High Marks on First State of the State, But More Needs to be Done for Communities of Color

By Senator Ruth Hassell-ThompsonChairwoman - New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative CaucusLow-income and middle-income New Yorkers are hurting from the combined effects of high property taxes, unemployment and underemployment, health care premium increases, and cuts to public services. While it is within the responsibilities of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus ("the Caucus") to protect services and resources for the most vulnerable New Yorkers, we understand full well the immediacy of the fiscal challenges facing our state. We are committed to partnering with Governor Andrew Cuomo to balance a budget that is fair going forward.

February 7, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, January 31, 2011 Room 124 CAP

January 31, 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Health / Medicaid"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Health and Medicaid Info.

March 3, 10:00 AM - 6:52 PM
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Monday, January 24, 2011 Room 124 CAP

January 24, 12:00 PM - 12:36 PM
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NEW DATE: Preventing Caregivers Burnout Event

The event will be on February 10, 2011 from6-7pm at the Forever Young Senior Center located at 330 Sanit Mark's Place, Staten Island, New York 10301.

February 3, 2011
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February 10, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Hospital Leaders Meet

New York State Senator Ken LaValle recently met with hospital leaders to discuss regional issues. From left, Ken Roberts, President of Mather Hosptial; LaValle; Ken Jacoppi, Board President Mather Hospital; and Dr. Ken Kaushansky, Dean, School of Medicine and SVP Health Sciences of Stony Brook University.

February 2, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH NEW STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently met with the new Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, Dr. Nirav Shah. Dr. Shah was nominated by Governor Cuomo to lead the State Department of Health and was recently confirmed as Commissioner by the State Senate. Senator Fuschillo supported Dr. Shah’s nomination in the Senate, where it received unanimous approval.         

January 28, 2011
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