Issues: Health

March 16, 5:30 PM - 6:03 PM
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Tracey Brooks, President and CEO of Family Planning Advocates of New York

Senator's Parker's Legislative Report with Tracey Brooks, President and CEO of the Family Planning Advocates of New York 

March 13, 2015
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CAUCUS PUSHES 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION PRIORITIES

“Meeting the Needs of Minority Communities during this Budget Season 

New York, NY – The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus led by Chair Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, outlined the major priorities from their annual report “The People’s Priorities 2015”. Standing in support with them was New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), Hunger Action, American Heart Association, YMCA, and other labor unions, advocacy groups, and clergy. The Caucus formally announced their agenda which ensures that the budget and other pieces of legislation positively affect and provide equal access for low income and minority communities. 

March 12, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Room 124 CAP

March 17, 12:00 PM - 12:14 PM
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RITCHIE URGES BUDGET FUNDING TO HELP SOLDIERS WITH PTSD

Senate Budget Restores Cuts to Programs that Help Returning Fort Drum Troops

March 12, 2015
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Senator Bonacic meets with Students, and Representatives from Bassett Healthcare Network and the New York School-Based Health Alliance

Senator Bonacic met with students, and representatives from the Bassett Healthcare Network and New York School-Based Health Alliance, today, in his Albany office. Both organizations work to improve the health status of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based healthcare. The focus of the discussion centered on the funding of school based clinics.

March 11, 2015
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LUTHERAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS PRESENT THE BROWN BAG MEDICATION CHECKUP

Lutheran Family Health Centers present a Brown Bag Medication Checkup on March 22, 2015 from 12PM to 2PM at the Good Shepherd Church, 7420 4th Avenue.

March 11, 2015
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Senator Serrano Joins Rally in Support of Services for HIV/AIDS

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano joined a very important rally in support of services for HIV and AIDS. Advocates traveled to Albany, many from the South Bronx and East Harlem, to fight for fair housing, better treatment, respect and ultimately an end to the AIDS epidemic.

March 11, 2015
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March 3, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

On this week’s edition of “Your Voice,” Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) discusses the Senate’s efforts to protect children and families from sex offenders, education reforms and the need for greater education funding, expansion of telehealth services, and her support for reducing taxes.

 

Following a comprehensive investigation by the New York State Senate Coalition that resulted in a startling report detailing numerous sex offenders living near Pre-K and Kindergarten facilities, the state Senate passed legislation that closes loopholes in existing laws and increases local authorities’ ability to restrict living arrangements for sex offenders. Earlier this year, the Senate also passed a package of seven bills to keep communities safe from sexual predators.

March 9, 2015
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES $50,000 IN HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FUNDING FOR BRONX YMCA AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

New Program Promotes Health & Wellness for Hundreds of Bronx Students K-5

March 6, 2015
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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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