Issues: Health

NY Senate confirms Shah as Department of Health Head; Ranzenhofer congratulates former Williamsville resident

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer congratulates Dr. Nirav R. Shah after being unanimously confirmed by the New York State Senate on Monday, January 24 as Commissioner of the Department of Health.  Dr. Shah was valedictorian of the Williamsville East High School Class of 1990.  Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated Dr. Shah for the post on January 3.

January 24, 2011
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Public Hearing: To hear from witnesses on the nomination of Nirav Ramesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H., as the Commissioner of Health for New York State

State of New YorkCommissioner of Health Nomination HearingNirav Ramesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H.Senate Standing Committee on HealthKemp Hannon,ChairMonday, January 24, 2011 at 10:30 amNew York State CapitolRoom 124Albany, New York 12224

SUBJECT: The Senate Standing Committee on Health, chaired by Senator Kemp Hannon (R, C, I - Garden City), will hear from witnesses on the nomination of Nirav Ramesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H., as the Commissioner of Health for New York State.

January 24, 10:30 AM - 11:43 PM
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Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Tips and Techniques for Caring for Loved Ones and Reducing Stress - EVENT CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE WEATHER THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY

 

 Are you caring for an elderly or disabled family member or neighbor? Is the stress taking its toll? Do you need a break? Join Senator Diane J. Savino and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York for a free seminar HELP IS ON THE WAY!

January 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Maplewood YMCA Unveils Expansion, Renovations

On Monday, January 17th, the Maplewood YMCA held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of renovations which totaled $5 million dollars, which added 16,000 square feet of space. Senator Robach made remarks prior to the ceremony, and helped cut the ribbon for the remodeled facility. For more information click here to visit the YMCA of Greater Rochester.

January 19, 2011
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Bed Bugs Prevention Seminar

Representatives from the *NYC Department of Health * NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development *Advanced Exterminating Owner William Puricelli will be on hand to educate and answer questions.

February 17, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Seward Joins Medicaid Reform Roundtable

ALBANY, 01/18/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined with other members of the Senate Health Committee and health care experts during a public roundtable to discuss the most effective and efficient methods to reform New York State’s Medicaid program.

“Today’s discussion served as a solid starting point that will help move us toward useful improvements of the state’s Medicaid system,” said Senator Seward.  “New York spends over $1 billion each week on Medicaid.  Clearly, changes must be made.”

January 18, 2011
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January 18, 12:00 PM - 2:12 PM
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New York State Senate Standing Committee on Health Medicaid Reform Roundtable

Senator Hannon, Chair Opening Remarks, Introductions

Senator Gregory Ball

Senator Thomas Duane, Ranking Member

Senator Hugh Farley

Senator Eric Adams

Senator Charles Fuschillo Jr.

Senator Michael Gianaris

Senator Martin Golden

Senator Carl Kruger

Senator William Larkin Jr.

Senator Velmanette Montgomery

Senator Roy McDonald

Senator Gustavo Rivera

Senator James Seward

Senator Malcolm Smith

Senator Catharine Young

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Participants

January 14, 2011
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January 14, 2011
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Serving on Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Task Force

On January 5, 2011, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order creating the Medicaid Redesign Team.  New York’s Medicaid program provides health insurance coverage to almost one in four New Yorkers, and costs over $52 billion per year.  The Medicaid Redesign Team is charged with conducting a comprehensive review of the State’s Medicaid program; making recommendations to the Governor by March 1, 2011 on potential Medicaid spending reductions in the State’s Fiscal Year 2011-12 budget; and issuing a final report at the end of Fiscal Year 2011-2012 on additional short-term reforms and systemic changes to improve quality of care at lower cost. 

January 13, 2011
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Community Health Fair

News from New York State Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: January 19, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**Press Advisory**

Community Health Fair

January 29, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Seward Meets With Tobacco Prevention Advocates

The Telegram

ALBANY, 01/12/11 — One Ilion teenager and dozens of regional other tobacco prevention advocates met with state representatives at the capitol on Tuesday.

Chelsea Blovat, a senior at Ilion Senior High School, spent the day in Albany with about 25 other youth leaders from Herkimer, Oneida and Madison counties as representatives for Reality Check, a youth-based, adult-mentored group that wants to see the end of tobacco use and advertising.

“We were able to go and see some of our legislators and were able to talk to them and invite them to events in the near future,” said Blovat in a phone interview Tuesday.

January 12, 2011
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Senator Seward Receives Key Committee Assignments

ALBANY, 01/11/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) is set to fight for vital insurance, health, education and budget needs in the new senate session after receiving committee assignments.

SENATOR SEWARD 2011 – 2012 COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS Insurance – chair, Agriculture,  Education, Finance,  Health, Higher Education, Mental Health, Rules

January 11, 2011
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ADDABBO BRINGS FREE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN BACK TO WOODHAVEN

Local Women Are Reminded: Have Breast Cancer Screening for Early Valentine’s Day Gift   

Queens, NY, January 10, 2011 – On Sunday, January 30, between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring a free Mobile Mammography Van at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven. An appointment is necessary. Call 1-800-453-8378, Ext. 1. Women ages 40 and over are urged to have a free screening for  cancer as an early Valentine’s Day gift to themselves. This is the seventh free mammography event the Senator has coordinated with the American Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008.  

January 11, 2011
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January 10, 2011
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No-Cost Mammograms sponsored by Senator Addabbo

NO-COST MAMMOGRAMS

Sponsored by: Senator Joe Addabbo and the American Italian Cancer Foundation.

January 30, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Smoke-Free Co-Op Forum

Please join Senator Peralta, Councilmember Danny Dromm and the Queens Smoke Free Partnership to learn how to make your co-op smoke free!

• Learn about the dangers of second hand smoke

• Hear successful stories from neighbors who have implemented smoke free policies

• Find out how to increase your health while increasing your property value

www.nycsmokefree.org

Please print and post a flyer in your building.

 

April 7, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Krueger Urges Young and Old to Make Life Changing New Year’s Resolution

For Immediate Release | January 4 , 2011

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

 

(New York, NY) – During the beginning of the new year, while New Yorkers vow to exercise and eat healthier, save more money and cut down on the amount of reality TV shows watched, Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) is urging all New Yorkers to fill out a Health Care Proxy, a resolution that will bring comfort and clarity to end-of-life decisions.

A Health Care Proxy (or some other form of Advance Directive), enables an individual to make important decisions about his/her health care planning, particularly regarding end-of-life care.

January 5, 2011
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