Issues: Health

Conference Of Black Senators Releases Their Signature Agenda Issues

Yesterday, the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS) unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda issues and expressed their concerns regarding these particular bills not being brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Members of CBS truly believe that African American Communities have suffered long enough within the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Environment, Crime, Racism and Discrimination.

May 25, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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BONE MARROW DRIVE TO HELP SAVE BRONX INFANT

 

Senator Klein joins Bronx family in calling for participation in DKMS Bone Marrow Drive

NEW YORK, NY- On Thursday, May 20th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Wolfgang Billstein, CEO of DKMS Americas, Katharina Harf, Executive Vice President of DKMS Americas and the family of 6-month-old Sophia Lopez to urge New York City residents to attend a bone marrow drive for Sophia who suffers from a life-threatening blood disease.

 

May 20, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI HONORS FALLEN EMS WORKERS

May 19, 2010

Senator William T. Stachowski today joined the statewide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community for a special remembrance ceremony in Albany which honored Louis J. Flury of the Union Fire Company in West Seneca, New York who died in the line of duty July 26, 1987, as well as two other EMS workers from Cape Vincent and Hudson Valley who lost their lives in service to others.  Members of the Union Fire Company and Vigilant Fire Department from Ebenezer, New York also participated in today’s ceremony.  

May 19, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: An Educational Panel: How Can We Get Back a Hospital for our Community?

NYS Senate Health Committee Chair Thomas K. Duane

and Co-Sponsors NYC Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer

US Representative Jerrold L. Nadler

NYS Senator Daniel L. Squadron

May 21, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month in New York State

Recently in Albany, Senator Robach met with members of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association and presented them with a resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the organization and proclaiming May as Better Hearing and Speech Month in New York State.

May 19, 2010
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Power for Jobs Extended Two Weeks In the Absence of a Three-Way Agreement

 

Sens. Aubertine, Maziarz, Gov release new plan to make program permanent, focus on Upstate

ALBANY (May 18, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today voted to extend Power for Jobs until June 2, which will keep the program in place for employers statewide saving around 250,000 jobs while negotiations on a final bill continue. The Assembly proposed this extender in the absence of a position in that house on Power for Jobs.

May 18, 2010
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Free Eye Checkups & lecture at Maspeth Self Help

Senator Addabbo will be sponsoring FREE eye checkups and a short lecture about eye health at Maspeth Self Help on Friday, June 25 at 10 AM. Staff from pearle Vision will be on hand.

June 25, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Aubertine UTV Bill Passes Senate

 

Bill redefines ATV in state law to make side-by-side vehicles legal up to 1,500lbs

ALBANY (May 12, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed by a 52-9 vote legislation sponsored by Sen. Aubertine (S.4277) that would allow all-terrain vehicle riders to legally register and ride utility trail vehicles on trail systems throughout the state.

May 12, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI ANNOUNCES NEW REPORT SHOWING MORE THAN 700 MEDICINES AND VACCINES IN DEVELOPMENT BY NEW YORK BIOPHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES: Baseball Legend Darryl Strawberry Joins Stachowski To Speak About His Battle With Cancer

5/11/10

At a press conference today in Albany, Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) stood with leaders in the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the New York Biotechnology Association (NYBA), a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the development and growth of New York State-based biotechnology-related industries and institutions, as well as baseball legend, Darryl Strawberry, in an effort to showcase the role New York State is playing in the development of new medicines this year.

May 11, 2010
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May 11, 2010
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Live Your Best Life Walk Gayle King

On Sunday, May 9th, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins attended Oprah's "Live Your Best Life Walk" with Gayle King. The Mother’s Day walk began at the Intrepid Museum and ended in Times Square, raised money for ten charities.

May 10, 2010
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Senator Craig Johnson's Breast Cancer Public Service Announcement

With Mother's Day approaching, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), released a Public Service Announcement Promoting Breast Cancer awareness.

In the PSA, which was filmed in Senator Johnson's childhood home in Port Washington, he talks about his mother, late County Legislator Barbara Johnson, and how her 15-year battle with breast cancer affected his family.

He also directs viewers to the The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program, which has provided professional counseling, education and outreach services to thousands of breast cancer patients and their families for the last 30 years.

May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Celebrate Mother's Day at the Pink Ribbon Run & Walk 2010

The Pink Ribbon Run & Walk!

Women’s 5K Road Race and 2.5 Mile Family Fitness Walk

Rochester, NY – The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester will once again host the

“Pink Ribbon Run & Walk”!

May 7, 2010
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Protecting New Yorkers Living with HIV or AIDS

News From New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2010Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Fights to ProtectNew Yorkers Living with HIV or AIDSLimits the percentage of household income towards shelter costs to 30-percent

May 6, 2010
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Senator Onorato Urges Local Women in Need of Breast Cancer Screening to Look into No-Cost Mammogram Event

News From

New York State Senator George Onorato

FOR RELEASE:  May 4, 2010CONTACT:  Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

SENATOR ONORATO URGES LOCAL WOMEN IN NEED OF BREAST CANCER SCREENING TO LOOK INTO NO-COST MAMMOGRAM EVENT

American-Italian Cancer Foundation and Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House are Sponsoring Mobile Mammography Van Program on May 20

May 6, 2010
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