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Mental Health Assistance for Court-Involved

December 24, 2012 By Stephanie West, City Hall Reporter Under the City's new mental health initiative, Court-based Intervention and Resource Teams in each borough will collect and quickly relay information on defendants’ mental health care needs, risk of flight and risk of re-offense to the court-based teams to recommend appropriate judicial responses for each defendant’s specific risks and…

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Panel – Hurricane Sandy Could Be A Lost Opportunity For Labor

December 13, 2012 By Joe Maniscalco While card-playing National Guardsmen stationed in Far Rockaway, Queens waited for orders to act following Hurricane Sandy, volunteers from the New York State Nurses Association [NYSNA] were going door-to-door in darkened hi-rise buildings throughout the storm-ravaged community assessing the medical needs of frigid residents still stranded in powerless apartments.

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Challenges and Opportunities in Public Health Care

Challenges and Opportunities in Public Health Care December 5, 2012 By Lillian Roberts, Executive Director District Council 37 AFSCME The public health care delivery system in New York City is one of the best in the nation. This is largely due to the dedicated civil servants who provide the quality services to the public each…

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Among the Ruins: NYSNA Nurses Provide Critical Service

November 16, 2012 By Marc Bussanich More than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy struck, working families in New Dorp, Oakwood, Prince’s Bay, Dongan Hills and Annadale in Staten Island are still without power as cold weather takes hold. Part of Miller Field has been turned into a staging area for recovery efforts where FEMA and…

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Why Preventative Screening

Why Preventative Screening November 13, 2012 By Marilyn Martinucci, Heartscan Services Current heart attack and stroke prevention efforts have not been successful to date. Relying on risk factors to predict heart attacks such as family history, high blood pressure, obesity, EKG and even cholesterol, is not enough. While maintaining a healthy cholesterol level is important,…

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