State Senator Jack M. Martins met with students from throughout the 7th Senate District, including Elmont, Hempstead, Bellerose Terrace, Westbury, South Floral Park and New Cassell, to discuss school-based health centers. The group of high school seniors met with Senator Martins to advocate for preventative and basic health care coverage for young people who do not have health care coverage. Winthrop University Hospital currently funds the program that provides primary care services to young people.
Marisol Perez served as the team leader and led the discussion with students and Senator Martins during their conference at the State Capitol. "Quality primary care is critical in promoting healthy lifestyles," said Senator Martins. “This group of young people were outstanding advocates for everyone who utilizes school based health centers throughout Nassau County and New York State."