Issues: Health

LICH-run kids clinics saved: Parent outrage forces Albany to kick in 300G to avoid closures

Feature article in the Daily News

By Erin Durkin

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 5:41 PMFour school health clinics run by embattled Long Island College Hospital got a shot in the arm last week as state officials announced a deal to keep them open this school year.

Cash-strapped LICH closed the clinics, which serve six Brooklyn public schools, this summer to save $300,000 a year.

September 8, 2009
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7/28/2009: Shema Kolainu"Hear Our Voices" (1 of 2)

On July 28, 2009 at 8:15 am in the Renaissance Ballroom, 5902 14th Avenue, Brooklyn. Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) recieved the legislative leadership award in regards to Autism Awareness and Education.

September 4, 2009
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Deepdale Gardens Community Council Annual Blood Drive

Senator Padavan (Queens) honored the Deepdale Gardens Community Council, Inc. of Little Neck, during their annual blood drive held on August 9th at the Samuel Field Y. The Deepdale Gardens Community Council’s annual blood drive is the largest one-day drive in New York City. The drive attracts more than 200 donors and is done in partnership with the New York Hospital of Queens. Padavan presents the Deepdale Community Council members with a Senate Proclamation honor the Councils contributions to the community and commending them for their annual blood drive. 

September 2, 2009
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September 2, 2009
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H1N1 (Swine Flu) Resources

As we continue to monitor the H1N1 Inluenza (Swine Flu) this fall, we wanted to make sure that you had easy access to several useful government websites on the topic. 

The United States Department of Health (DOH) has established a call center to answer questions concerning seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccination requirements.

September 1, 2009
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H1N1 (Swine) Flue Outbreak Update Memorandum 4/30/09

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Focusing on Rural New York: Rural Resources Commission Overview

Overview of the Rural Resource Commission's background, legislative chapters and publications.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Adopted Budget

August 31, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 31, 2009
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Senator Johnson's Sun Safety Program Ends with More Than 60,000 Sunscreen Samples Distributed

 

Senator Craig Johnson, (D-Nassau) announced the successful conclusion of Summer Sun Safety Program.

During the months of June, July and August, the Senator and members of his staff  visited beaches, parks and pools across the 7th Senate District to hand out free samples of sun block and other UV protection, as well as literature on the dangers of prolonged sun exposure, and detecting the early warning signs of skin cancer.  More than 60,000 free samples of sun block and sun-blocking cosmetics were handed out to residents during the program’s duration.

August 22, 2009
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New Health Care Laws

I want to make you aware of two new laws that were recently signed that will help make health insurance more accessible for New York residents. I supported and voted for both of these measures during this year’s Senate session to help make health insurance more affordable for both families and young adults as our state recovers from the current economic crisis.

August 20, 2009
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No Cost Mamograms

Please call 1-800-453-8378 Ext 6 for an appointment.

September 29, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Free Mamograms

Please call 1-800-453-8378 Ext 6 for an appointment.

September 24, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT MERRICK LIBRARY

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program in Merrick on Thursday, September 17th.

August 19, 2009
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Senator Thompson Delivers $300,000 To Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in Support of the New Renal Dialysis Facility.

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705 Linda Walker | 716.284.5789

Niagara Falls, NY - New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), today announced that he has secured $300,000 in state funding for the new, 17-station renal dialysis facility at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. The announcement was made during a morning news conference at the medical center.

August 19, 2009
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SENATOR PARKER REPORTS DANGERS OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN CENTRAL BROOKLYN

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 18, 2009
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