J2030

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 14-20, 2017, as Prevention Week in New York State

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Senate Resolution No. 2030

BY: Senator AMEDORE

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 14-20, 2017, as Prevention Week in New York
State, in conjunction with the observance of
National Prevention Week

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official weeks set aside to increase awareness of serious issues which
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 14-20, 2017, as
Prevention Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of National Prevention Week; and

WHEREAS, The theme of National Prevention Week 2017 is "Making Each
Day Count"; and

WHEREAS, This annual health observance is dedicated to increasing
public awareness of and action around substance abuse, problem gambling
and mental health issues; and

WHEREAS, Recognition of this annual designation helps to encourage
communities to raise awareness about substance abuse, problem gambling
and mental health issues; foster partnerships and collaborations with
organizations dedicated to preventing substance abuse, problem gambling
and mental health issues; and promote and disseminate prevention
resources; and

WHEREAS, The 2017 Daily Health Themes include: Prevention of Youth
Tobacco Use: Monday, May 15; Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol
Misuse: Tuesday, May 16; Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug
Misuse: Wednesday, May 17; Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth
Marijuana Use: Thursday, May 18; Prevention of Suicide: Friday, May 19;
and Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness: Saturday, May 20; and

WHEREAS, Schools and local communities are also encouraged to take
part in prevention themed events prior to the end of the school year to
help raise awareness about the potential harms of substance use and
abuse among students of all ages; and

WHEREAS, Through this observance, this Legislative Body also
recognizes substance abuse prevention providers throughout New York
State and their important work in reducing the risks associated with
substance abuse and problem gambling disorders and their dedication to
prevention efforts along these lines; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse Services offers important information, tips, and
resources to help parents, schools, and members of the community keep
young people safe from alcohol, drugs and problem gambling through
initiatives such as its Talk2Prevent, and Combat Heroin and Prescription
Drug Abuse campaigns and websites; and


WHEREAS, All New Yorkers are encouraged to join in supporting the
goal to keep all young people and young adults healthy, safe, and drug
and alcohol and gambling free; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 14-20, 2017, as
Prevention Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of National Prevention Week; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 05 / May / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / May / 2017
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / May / 2017
    • ADOPTED

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