J4872

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 13-19, 2018, as Prevention Week in the State of New York

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J4872



Senate Resolution No. 4872

BY: Senator AMEDORE

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 13-19, 2018, as Prevention Week in the State of
New York

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 13-19, 2018, 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 2018 is "Action
Today. Healthier Tomorrow."; and

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

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

WHEREAS, The 2018 Daily Health Themes include: Promotion of Mental
Health & Wellness, Monday, May 14; Prevention of Underage Drinking &
Alcohol Misuse, Tuesday, May 15; Prevention of Prescription & Opioid
Drug Misuse, Wednesday, May 16; Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth
Marijuana Use, Thursday, May 17; Prevention of Suicide, Friday, May 18;
and Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use, Saturday, May 19; 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 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 disorders and their efforts to prevent substance abuse;
and

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

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


RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 13-19, 2018, 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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  • 26 / Apr / 2018
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 01 / May / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 01 / May / 2018
    • ADOPTED

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