José M. Serrano's posts related to Health

Serrano Sponsors Roosevelt Island Health Workshop for Seniors

Senator Serrano sponsored a Health Workshop for Seniors as part of his monthly Roosevelt Island Constituent hours. The Senator has consistently fought to protect public health – on issues related to air quality, food access and environmental justice –throughout the 28th District. 


Senator Serrano Sponsors Free Flu Shots for the Community

(East Harlem, NY) - Senator José M. Serrano, in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), offered free flu shots to the community at his District Office.

“Going into these winter months it is important that we all protect ourselves from the flu virus and remain in good health,” said Senator Serrano. “Many thanks to the great RNs at the VNSNY for providing and administering the shots to constituents from across my district,” concluded Serrano.

If you have not already received your flu shot, please visit the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's flu prevention website at to identify a provider near you.



Senator Serrano Moderates Important Panel Discussion for the 2014 SOMOS El Futuro Conference Weekend in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano moderated a very important panel discussion entitled "Addressing Health Disparities in the Latino Community," for the 2014 SOMOS El Futuro Conference weekend in Albany. Experts in the field of health provided information regarding the alarming rate of chronic diseases that are disproportionately affecting the Latino community. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and many others have reached epidemic proportions among Latinos and other communities of color. 


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.


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. 


Senator Serrano Supports Medical Marijuana Legalization in New York State

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano supported passage of medical marijuana legalization in New York State. Serrano is a co-sponsor of bill S4406, which legalizes medical marijuana.  He sits on the Health committee, which passed the medical marijuana bill in the State Senate.



(Albany, NY) - On Tuesday, June 17th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M.