Issues: Health

Senator Valesky Attends Forum on Heroin and Opioid Abuse

Yesterday, Senator David J. Valesky joined colleagues Senator Joseph Griffo and Senator Phil Boyle in Utica at a forum of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The task force is examining the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and will develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.

April 16, 2014
Read more...

Seward To Host Senate Task Force On Heroin

ONEONTA, 04/14/14 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that he will be hosting the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Monday, April 28 in Oneonta.  The forum is one of twelve being held statewide to solicit local input on the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.

April 14, 2014
Read more...

Senator David J. Valesky joins Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced that he has joined the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction to examine the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.

“These drugs are highly addictive and extremely dangerous, and the increase in use that we’re seeing is deeply troubling,” Senator Valesky said. “Action is needed, and through this task force, I am hopeful we can do our part from a legislative perspective.”

April 14, 2014
Read more...

RITCHIE: STATE BUDGET WILL EXPAND NORTH COUNTRY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Includes Funding for Treatment of Up to 270 Additional Residents

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced the new State Budget reaffirms the state’s commitment to the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center and provides for the expansion of mental health services in the North Country. 

Contained in the recently-enacted spending plan is $44 million in new funding for community-based mental health care, including $3.85 million in new funds for the creation and expansion of community-based mental health services in the North Country.  The additional aid will provide treatment for up to 270 additional North Country residents.

“The North Country community fought long and hard for the protection of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center and the vitally important services the facility provides to those struggling with mental health issues and their families,” said Senator Ritchie.

April 11, 2014
Read more...

Mini-Med School Program

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Winthrop-University Hospital will be sponsoring a free “mini-med school” program to help residents learn what to do in common types of medical emergencies. The program will take place on Thursday, May 1st from 7-9 pm in the Nassau County Legislative Chamber (1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola).

     Residents who participate in the program will have the opportunity to learn from trained healthcare professionals about what to do if they find themselves in a medical emergency where someone is suffering from:

     • Burns

     • Choking

     • Ear and eye trauma

     • Falls

May 1, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Read more...

SENATOR MARTINS & WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SPONSORING “MINI-MED SCHOOL” SEMINAR FOR RESIDENTS ON MAY 1ST

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Winthrop-University Hospital will be sponsoring a free “mini-med school” program to help residents learn what to do in common types of medical emergencies. The program will take place on Thursday, May 1st from 7-9 pm in the Nassau County Legislative Chamber (1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola). 

     Residents who participate in the program will have the opportunity to learn from trained healthcare professionals about what to do if they find themselves in a medical emergency where someone is suffering from: 

     • Burns

April 9, 2014
Read more...

"Going Blind" Documentary Vision Awareness Movie Screening

Senator Stewart-Cousins introduced "Going Blind" at the Vision Awareness Movie Screening event on Tuesday, April 8th in the Greenburgh Town Hall auditorium.

April 9, 2014
Read more...

Senator Gallivan's Family Health & Safety Fair

Free health screenings & safety information from the following:

April 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Read more...

JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE

The New York State Senate Majority Coalition today announced the schedule for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.

The forums will be held statewide to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids and to develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences. The first forum is being held this Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Van Nostrand Theatre of Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood. Interested members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. For more information, please call (631) 665-2311. The full schedule is below.

April 4, 2014
Read more...

Senator Serrano Cuts Ribbon for New Emergency Room at Lincoln Hospital

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in a ribbon cutting at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx to celebrate the completion of a fully renovated Emergency Room. Lincoln Hospital's emergency care facility is the busiest in New York City, with 177,000 visitors a year. The $24 million renovation was necessary to improve and update the facilities. The renovation included a children's emergency unit, a cutting-edge psychiatric and mental health emergency unit and brand new waiting room.

April 4, 2014
Read more...

Senator Serrano Joins NYS Comptroller DiNapoli for Important Asthma Press Conference

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano joined New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, and colleagues for an important press conference regarding the asthma epidemic affecting communities in East Harlem and the South Bronx. Comptroller DiNapoli published a new report that showcases the rising asthma rates and costs associated with treating asthma. 

April 4, 2014
Read more...

State Senator Gustavo Rivera Speaks on the Senate's Passing of the 2014 - 2015 Budget

Commends funding for a number of important Health and Educational policies and programs; Expresses Disappointment Regarding Campaign Finance Reform and New Requirement for Bronx Hospital Projects

April 1, 2014
Read more...

SENATOR VALESKY HAILS PASSAGE OF FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today lauded the passage of the state’s fourth and historic consecutive on-time budget. This has not been accomplished with the same Governor and legislative leaders in more than 40 years.

April 1, 2014
Read more...

Senator Young Secures $5 Million in Funding for New York State Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospitals provide vital healthcare for rural communities

ALBANY – For the second year in a row, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean), Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, announced that she successfully secured funding crucial to the continued operation of New York’s Critical Access Hospitals.

“These facilities serve as a healthcare lifeline for many rural communities. The people they serve are reliant on the healthcare services they provide,” said Senator Young.

April 1, 2014
Read more...

2014-15 Budget Expands Access to Quality Health Care, Increases EPIC for Seniors, Protects Consumers From Surprise Medical Bills

The New York State Senate today passed a 2014-15 state budget that will provide record support for a wide array of lifesaving health care services in communities across the state. Among the provisions in the budget are billions of dollars to ensure quality hospitals and nursing home facilities, funding for women’s and family health initiatives, a significantly expanded EPIC program to help our seniors afford their prescription medications, and new legislation to help eliminate “surprise” out-of-network medical bills.

March 31, 2014
Read more...

Senator Carlucci Announces Key Committee Victories Included in the 2014-2015 Adopted State Budget

ALBANY, NY - Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Chair of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, announced that the state Senate has passed many of his original legislative proposals that will provide significant investments into new and existing programs that will benefit our most vulnerable populations. This was accomplished while successfully passing another on-time budget for the fourth year in a row.

March 31, 2014
Read more...

Senate Passes Bill to Help Prevent Overdose Deaths by Increasing Access to Naloxone

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to help save lives by increasing access to a highly effective antidote for accidental drug overdose known as Naloxone or Narcan.

March 27, 2014
Read more...
Syndicate content